“ It is imperative that we start to think of waste as a resource wherever possible. Against a challenging economic background it is more important than ever that we enable businesses to find a market for materials which would otherwise be disposed of as waste”
EU Soil Framework Directive, Landfill/Wastes Directives/revised WFD – definition of wastes!!!
Landfill Tax escalator (£40/tonne 2009/10 – rising £8/tonne per year to 2013)
Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008
Government ‘ Strategy For Sustainable Construction ’ June 2008 – 50% Reduction in Construction Wastes to Landfill 2012. Zero waste to landfill 2020
Overall material consumption by construction industry (>400 Mt per year) M tonnes Quantity of construction and demolition waste generated (~122 Mt per year UK) Waste construction materials that are recycled / reused (~60 Mt per year) Sector Overview