Construction sites generate more packaging waste than any other waste stream.
On average, 34% of waste from construction sites is packaging waste (timber,
cardboard, plastic, etc). Envirowise
has produced a packaging guide with steps to reduce the amount of packaging
waste generated, coupled with greater re-use and recycling, result in significant
cost and other benefits.
This Good Practice Guide describes practical solutions to achieve these benefits,
including the importance of waste segregation. The Guide includes a number of
tools to help site managers improve their packaging waste management.
The packaging guide examines the following:
The benefits of taking action to minimise packaging waste.
The types of packaging and packaging waste found on construction sites.
Packaging waste legislation in the UK.
A range of practical measures to eliminate, reduce, re-use and recycle
How to achieve efficient waste segregation.
Management issues associated with minimising packaging waste.
A range of tools and resources to help you improve packaging waste management
at your site.
Other sources of information and advice including a CD-rom, A2 poster,
toolbox talk example and an example Site Packaging Waste Management Plan
(SPWMP) checklist and guidance document.
Envirowise offers a range of free services including:
Free advice from Envirowise experts through the Environment and Energy
A variety of publications that provide up-to-date information on waste
minimisation issues, methods and successes.
Guidance on resource efficiency clubs across the UK that provide a chance
local companies to meet regularly and share best practices in waste minimisation.
Free events and practical workshops for construction including a series
of events on Site Waste Management Plans.