Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Zero Waste Scotland are joining forces to motivate the construction industry to reduce construction waste
Zero Waste Scotland Works to Improve Construction Recycling
The construction sector is the largest consumer of natural resources and the largest contributor to waste to landfill in Scotland, accounting for one third of Scotland’s overall waste to landfill.
Reusing, recycling, waste minimisation and ‘circular economy’ approaches offer companies significant opportunities in terms of cost savings, market opportunities and commercial competitive advantage.
CSIC chief executive Stephen Good said: “Reducing construction waste and encouraging circular economy approaches should be a priority for everyone in the sector.
“CSIC has already funded numerous projects in these areas, including reusing waste tyres in acoustic barriers and producing bricks made from construction waste.
“By working in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, who share many common goals with ourselves, we hope we can support even more construction businesses to innovate and grow while helping reduce the construction sector’s significant contribution to the country’s landfill.”
Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland said: “This partnership is a sign of our ambition to change the way we design and build in Scotland.
“The construction sector faces major challenges in reducing its waste but there are equally big opportunities for businesses to reduce costs and create new revenue streams in Scotland’s emerging circular economy.”