As you may well know, at Croft we do our fair share of building work ourselves! Through this, in the past couple of weeks, we have again become very aware of a massive issue in our industry - Construction Waste.
In an age when we are all aware of using less plastic and trying to recycle our household waste, construction waste is a massive issue.
In the past 2 weeks, without specifically looking, we have picked up over £500 worth of insulation, that will go a long way towards insulating the ground floor slab on one of our self-build projects!
This material, which is all of a chemical composition which would take at least 500 years to degrade and is extremely harmful to wildlife, for a material that would have never have fulfilled its purpose. Not only is this very damaging environmentally, but it is also a waste of money for the client who will have paid for it!
This kind of construction waste is happening on a huge scale, on most building projects.
To minimise this impact there are 3 ways which can help.