Bovis Lend Lease UK has signed a national business wide framework agreement with EcoSheet manufacturer, 2K Manufacturing.
The agreement sees the revolutionary EcoSheet eSite hoarding panel, an environmentally-friendly plywood alternative made entirely from plastic waste, being named as a preferred hoarding solution on Bovis Lend Lease construction projects in place of imported plywood. It is a decision which further demonstrates Bovis Lend Lease’s commitment to innovation in product sustainability and construction waste reduction. EcoSheet could save the industry in excess of 30,000 tonnes of waste to landfill each year.
Ecosheet is a home-grown success-story developed by 2K Manufacturing in Luton. It is the world’s first recycled plastic plywood substitute made entirely from local recycled waste mixed plastics and is 100% recyclable at end of life.
Bovis Lend Lease pioneered the use of EcoSheet at its St David’s 2 mixed use development in Cardiff and has experienced first-hand the commercial and environmental benefits of choosing EcoSheet over imported plywood.
Nigel McKay, Head of Procurement, Supply Chain and Quality Management, Bovis Lend Lease stated: "This exciting and innovative new product would contribute towards Bovis Lend Lease’s commitment to leaving a positive legacy from the construction projects that we are involved, and having a positive effect on the environment with which we interact."
Peter Ball of 2K Manufacturing explains: "Each year more than 25 million imported plywood sheets are used here in the UK which are generally not recycled and have to be land filled. EcoSheet provides an effective solution to that problem.
"Thanks to successful trials by forward-thinking companies such as Bovis Lend Lease, EcoSheet has been proven to outperform imported plywood not just environmentally, but commercially and operationally too. It’s the obvious solution for anyone looking to reduce construction waste to landfill and back sustainable product design."
Other major contractors to sign National Framework Agreements for the use of EcoSheet as hoarding on their sites include ISG Pearce and The Apollo Group.