In the construction industry, this is an increasing problem as materials are being used and often disposed of rather than be repurposed. In fact, 54% of construction and demolition waste in Europe is landfilled and accounts for around one-third of global material consumption and waste generation.
Renouncing the linear model and choosing greener alternatives is something Weaver Demolition is dedicated to achieving in order to do their bit for the construction industry. By becoming more sustainable and cost-effective, we want to be able to continuously uptake circular principles and reduce our waste outputs.
This process begins at the planning stage of all of our projects. By working directly with our clients from the start, we are able to develop a work sequence that helps reduce time delays and allows us to accurately plan and identify any potential materials that can be re-used. Doing this reduces our need to export and import, limits costs associated with delays and the production of new products and reduces our CO2 output. This is especially important as 11% of global energy-related CO2 emissions can be attributed to the construction industry.
Similarly, through the use of industrial construction techniques, such as specialist noise and dust suppression equipment, Weaver is able to contain dust and noise at source, decreasing pollution and our environmental impact. As well as this, we are dedicated to ensuring we reduce our material consumption and crush all hardcore material on-site. We are then able to divert and recycle material to local infrastructure projects for re-use, helping to reduce waste in landfill as well as material consumption, which, if continued, helps towards us reaching an 18% decrease of the UK’s virgin material consumption in the urban built environment by 2030.
Before every demolition, Weaver carry-out thorough soft-strips which enables us to identify hazardous materials, key risk items and increase resource-efficiency. As well as this, we tailor and develop our site-specific methodologies and logistics plans to help us reduce the potential impacts on the surrounding road networks and environment.
Industrial construction techniques like this help to reduce the amount of our heavy freight needed in and out of the city, leading to a positive impact on urban mobility, especially in fast-expanding cities.
Overall, Weaver is dedicated to ensuring we do our bit to contribute to the circular economy and throughout every project, we will always provide the highest standard of staff, temporary works engineers and a demolition manager to ensure project accuracy, helping to reduce errors, construction time and a potential waste of product.
For more information on how we are contributing to the circular economy or to discuss a demolition project, please contact us here.
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