07 November 2012
07 November 2012
URS, a global engineering consultancy, in partnership with NetComposites, has been awarded a 2 year contract to create a Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) to assist composite companies within the construction sector.
The project initiated by the Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) and administered by Composites UK is due to commence in November 2012 and will continue work already completed in other construction sectors such as plasterboard, windows and precast concrete. The overall aim of WRAP’s work in this programme is to encourage an improvement in the resource efficiency of construction products and materials through a combination of primary resource consumption reduction, material substitution, waste prevention through design and reduced product damage.
Composites UK has established priorities and a suitable approach to this task explaining volumes produced, types of waste, current recycling practice and future challenges within the UK.
The project now needs to assemble a stakeholder group involving product manufacturers, trade associations, designers and users of composites products in the construction sector. During the Composites Engineering Show, 7th – 8th November 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, NetComposites will be welcoming companies interested in joining the stakeholder group to come to their stand, number 1143, to discuss the project aims further.
The final output of this project will be a Resource Efficiency Action Plan, setting out the route forward to improve efficiency which will:
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