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Below are the resources currently available for this area, these are categorised into the following knowledge levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Beginner


  • E-learning Module 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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  • Video Don't waste your waste

    Video providing an introduction on waste and the need for waste segregation.

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  • Tool Site Waste Management Plan Template

    A Waste Management Plan template from Zero Waste Scotland

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  • Web link CL:AIRE: Code of Practice

    Guidance bulletin that summarises the Definition of waste Code of Practice for excavated materials

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  • Web link An introduction to CL:AIRE

    An introduction to the CL:AIRE, an independent body that promotes the sustainable remediation of contaminated land.

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  • Web link Sustainability Legacy, London 2012

    Summary of sustainability legacy provided by the London 2012 Olympics.

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Waste recording and reporting

    A summary of the key terms and shows examples of how to record and report waste data. The guide also provides useful reference data such as the units of measurement to be used,...

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  • Document / Presentation Guidance on applying the Waste Hierarchy

    Guidance document introducing the waste hierarchy.

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Designing Out Waste Process

    Guidance note on implementing designing out waste in construction projects

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  • Web link Skanska 4 R Guide

    Skanska guide to resource efficiency and compliance.

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  • Web link WRAP 'Designing for Resource Efficiency'

    WRAP 'Designing for Resource Efficiency' resource.

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  • Web link The National Community Wood Recycling Project

    On this website you will find information on how to set up your own community wood recycling enterprise, recycle all of your waste wood and locate where you can buy recycled timber...

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  • Web link WRAP; Recycled Content

    Information on how to include more recycled content in construction products and how to ask for products with high recycled content

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  • Web link Design for Deconstruction

    BRE website which explains the benefits of designing for deconstruction

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  • Web link European Commission: Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency

    Introduction to resource efficiency, including some links for further reading

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  • Web link Overview of hazardous waste

    Information on management of hazardous waste.

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  • Web link Controlling Hazardous Substances

    HSE guidance for the construction industry on how to control hazardous substances on construction sites

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  • Document / Presentation Improving Waste Management on Construction Sites

    Best practice guide from Resource Efficient Scotland

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Intermediate


  • E-learning Module The Circular Economy

    E learning module introducing the concept of circular rather than linear economies

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  • Document / Presentation London 2012 - Construction and Demolition Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

    Case study from London 2012 demonstrating how those involved optimised the opportunities to design out waste, and maximise re-use and recycling of material arising during demolition,...

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  • Web link ICE Demolition Protocol 2008

    The ICE demolition protocol 2008 guidance document.

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  • Web link CL:AIRE - SuRF-UK Roadmap

    SuRF-UK is the UKs Sustainable Remediation Forum an initiative set up to progress the UK understanding of sustainable remediation

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP: Benefits of using Construction Consolidation Centres

    Document which provides information on Construction Consolidation Centres

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  • Web link Business and Commercial waste duty of care

    UK Government guidance on waste duty of care.

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  • Tool WRAP - Net Waste Tool

    The Net Waste Tool calculates the potential waste arising on your construction projects, shows you how you can improve your recycled content and quantifies the overall Net Waste....

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  • Tool WRAP Waste Hierarchy Guide

    WRAP waste hierarchy implementation guide and implementation tool.

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Implementing Designing out Waste in your company

    Guidance on implementing Halving Waste to Landfill and Designing out Waste through amending your corporate and project policies and processes.

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Designing Out Waste: A design team guide for Buildings

    This document provides information on the key principles that designers can use during the design process and how these principles can be applied to projects to maximise opportunities...

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Designing Out Waste: A design team guide for Civil engineering

    This guide outlines the case for taking action to Design out Waste, provides a detailed explanation of the key principles that designers can use during the design process and...

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  • Web link Designing out waste

    Green Alliance's work on designing out waste from 2010-2012 supported and advocated policy action, at UK, EU and international level, to drive smarter and greener products and...

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  • Document / Presentation Technical Guidance WM3: Waste Classification - Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste

    Technical guidance on how to assess and classify waste.

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  • Web link Earth911

    A Beginner's Guide to Deconstruction'

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  • Web link Construction Manager Magazine - Deconstruction

    'Should we be designing for deconstruction' article?

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  • Web link Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) public registers

    Registers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers, approved exporters, approved authorised treatment facilities and a list of producer compliance schemes.

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  • Web link Healthy Working Lives - Hazardous Substances

    This resource gives an overview on the safe handling, use and storage of hazardous substances in the workplace with links to further information and advice. It also contains...

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  • E-learning Module Responsible Waste Management in FM

    In this 30 minute module, we will discuss the waste hierarchy, how to manage hazardous and non-hazardous waste, waste storage and treatment and how training on these subjects...

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  • E-learning Module Circular Economy Indicators

    In this intermediate module, we will discuss using indicators to measure the circularity of a product, service or asset to help guide the industry towards a more circular economy

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  • Document / Presentation A simple guide to site waste management plans

    In Scotland and Wales firms are not legally required to have a SWMP however it will help manage materials more effectively . Checklists and guidelines given

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  • Document / Presentation Construction and Demolition Sector Plan

    Whole Construction and Demolition Sector Plan. Contains a detailed final action plan. The actions within each section are assigned to delivery bodies, and responsibilities, milestones...

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  • Document / Presentation Circular Economy Metrics Case Study: Asphalt

    Three of Tarmac’s asphalt products were selected to compare the MCI and LFI for products with different manufacturing specifications and techniques, and different intended uses.

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  • Web link Shortages of raw materials

    This infographic outlines just how quickly certain raw materials are being depleted

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  • Document / Presentation Circular Economy Metrics Case Study: Ceiling Tiles

    One of Armstrong’s widely used ceiling tiles was selected as a product to test the functionality of the circularity indicators. The case study information was made up of primary...

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  • Document / Presentation Circular Economy Metrics Case Study: Plasterboard

    This construction product case study looks at how the circularity of plasterboard products can be measured and reported.

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  • Document / Presentation Circular Economy Metrics Case Study: Built Assets

    This case study considers how progress towards the circular economy might be assessed at a project-scale. It builds on the product-level case studies, and looks at how the circularity...

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  • Tool Circular Economy Indicators and Metrics Tool

    This Tool is a spreadsheet created to calculate the values of Circular Economy Key Performance Indicators and to record Supplementary Indicators for construction products or materials.

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  • Document / Presentation Circular Economy Indicators and Metrics Tool Guidance

    This document provides guidance on the use of the Circular Economy: Indicators and Metrics Tool for use by individuals or organisations with a working knowledge of circular economy.

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Advanced


  • Document / Presentation Aggregates from inert waste: quality protocol

    End of waste criteria for the production of aggregates from inert waste

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Guidelines for measuring and reporting construction, demolition and excavation waste

    This document provides guidance on how to measure and report waste arisings and waste to landfill from construction, demolition and excavation activities on projects in the United...

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  • Document / Presentation Resource Efficiency Action Plans

    Progress report from the brick industry which explains the benefits of resource efficiency action plans

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Reclaimed building products guide

    This guide provides architects, designers and contractors with opportunities to specify and procure reclaimed building materials and products when responding to a client requirement...

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects

    The principal objective of this report is to consider the environmental implications of a construction client setting a requirement for recycled content in a project, thereby...

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  • Web link WRAP - Recyclability efficiency metric

    A guide outlining how to measure recyclability in construction projects.

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  • Web link Recycled content in construction products

    Recycling materials is an essential part of resource efficiency and waste management.

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  • Document / Presentation ASBP - Designing for the Deconstruction Process

    Report from the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products examining the barriers to greater reuse of structural materials. Challenges cited include the building design process,...

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  • Tool Delivering the circular economy: A toolkit for policymakers

    This report provides an actionable toolkit for policymakers who wish to embark on a circular economy transformation.

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  • Document / Presentation The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics

    Applying circular economy principles to global plastic packaging flows could transform the plastics economy and drastically reduce negative externalities such as leakage into...

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  • Document / Presentation REACH - The basics

    Summarises the different elements of REACH that may affect your business.

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Expert


  • Tool WRAP - Cost benefit analysis

    Studies into the net benefits of taking action to reduce construction waste show that projects can save up to 1.5% of construction value. On individual trade packages the savings...

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Opportunities to use recycled materials in building

    Reference guide to help designers, specifiers and clients identify opportunities for increasing their use of recycled content in buildings they design, commission and build.

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  • Document / Presentation Designing out Construction Waste

    Detailed document from Zero Waste Scotland explaining how waste can be designed out of construction.

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  • Tool WRAP - Reverse Logistics Model

    The reverse logistics model, which has been developed in order to assess the potential benefits of back-hauling waste materials and packaging from construction sites, in vehicle...

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  • Document / Presentation WRAP - Material Logistics Plan: Good practice guidance

    Guidance for Clients, Design Teams, Construction Contractors and Sub-contractors on developing and implementing an effective Material Logistics Plan.

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