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Phlorum signs up to WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill Commitment

Published on by Dr Paul Beckett

Leading environmental consultancy Phlorum Ltd has signed up to the WRAP’s (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Halving Waste to Landfill Commitment Construction Commitments: Halving Waste to Landfill. With significant parties involved in this commitment (including the Environment Agency); Phlorum is pleased to be amongst one of the first environmental consultancies to sign-up.
Halving Waste to Landfill has been widely embraced by the construction sector. Since its inception in October 2008, companies that have been closely involved with the programme have witnessed significant improvements in the re-use, recycling and reduction of construction, demolition and excavation waste arisings.
Signing up to the commitment builds upon Phlorum’s long-term services for sustainable building development practices. Involvement with WRAP’s commitment enhances Phlorum’s recent development (in collaboration with the University of Brighton) of a whole-life carbon foot-printing design tool. The tool estimates and makes recommendations to minimise embodied carbon. The tool can model the carbon emissions associated with a home over its whole lifetime; in construction, operation, and decommission.
John Holland, Key Account Manager Construction at WRAP commented:
“WRAP is delighted Phlorum have signed up to Halving Waste to Landfill. There are real cost savings to be made on a range of development projects by reducing the quantity of wastes being generated.
Paul Beckett, Director of Phlorum said:
“We already work for a lot of the companies that have signed-up to Halving Waste to Landfill and it makes enormous sense for Phlorum to align itself closely with the sustainable aims of our clients. Increasingly, these clients are looking for us to project manage part of the development process. As part of this responsibility we need to keep their waste disposal costs to a minimum. I think it’s great that the industry has really pulled together around this commitment to drive sustainability and save money in the process”.

About the author: Dr Paul Beckett

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Dr Paul Beckett is one of the UK’s leading experts in Japanese knotweed and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. He regularly provides Japanese knotweed expert witness services. He helped produce the RICS knotweed guidance for surveyors and was integral in the formation of the Property Care Association (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG).

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