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Construction Market Update: July 2021

Construction, Waste and Resource Efficiency

Published 29th Jun 21 - by sophiecoyle

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School shortlisted at the Construction News Awards

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has been shortlisted in two categories at the Construction News Awards, Outstanding Contribution to the Industry and Supply Chain Excellence with Highways England.


School Partner BAM adopts plant-based fuels to help slash UK carbon

BAM has committed to running all of its UK construction machinery using recycled cooking oil, contributing to goals focused on reducing carbon emissions from its activities.

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School Partner, the Environment Agency commits to low-carbon concrete in net-zero push

The Environment Agency has pledged to use low-carbon concrete as a default product on new flood defences, as it pushes to reach net-zero by 2030.

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July’s Featured Topic: Waste & Resource Efficiency 

It is estimated that 13% of raw materials ordered for a construction project are discarded unused, therefore by reducing waste we will increase our efficiency and profitability.

In addition, reducing our consumption of raw materials, and being more efficient with what we use, results in a wide range of environmental and social benefits associated with the consumption of fewer resources and the disposal of waste products. Start your learning on the topic of waste & resource efficiency with the resources below:

Introduction to Waste 

A 45 minute module providing an overview of waste diversion benefits and principles, as well as legislation concerning waste disposal.

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Embracing the Circular Economy in your Business

This guide will walk you through five steps to embrace the circular economy in your business by enabling a circular business model.

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Case Study: Protec Closed Loop Scheme

A case study from Protec Temporary Protection on their closed loop scheme for waste materials on site.

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Benchmark your Sustainability Knowledge

Want to understand your sustainability knowledge level, and know how that compares to others in the sector? It’s easy to find out… just take an assessment today with our FREE tool. It’s designed to help you, or your company, assess your current level of knowledge and identify strengths and hot spots.

Once you’ve assessed, you get a tailored action plan – this list of 10 resources tells you where to focus your learning.