As the construction sector regains its momentum, demand for sustainable waste management practice is increasing as a result of Government targets, new legislation and WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill initiative. Severnside Recycling – market-leading recycling and waste management company – is announcing its move into the sector to meet this growing need for sustainable service providers.
Already specialists in the retail and paper industries, Severnside is bringing its sustainable approach to waste management to construction projects. With no investment in landfill and operating a no-landfill ethos, implementing recycling and re-use options are a priority in Severnside’s service offering.
This approach will enable construction projects to recycle greater amounts of waste through one partner. Traditionally, the sector has sought recycling options on a project by project basis depending on locality, which is an approach that takes time to research and implement. Severnside’s national operations allow it to identify the most sustainable options, helping construction companies to not only divert more waste from landfill, but also reduce the carbon footprint of projects.
Mathew Prosser, commercial director at Severnside Recycling, comments: "The last few years have seen more and more sectors change their perception of waste and see it for the resource it is. This is driving companies to look for partners that can bring new ways of thinking to construction waste and make landfill a thing of the past. We’re already working in the sector through one of the UK’s most respected retailers and feel there is a strong opportunity for construction companies to boost their sustainable credentials through improved waste management practices.
"Our commitment to recycling and our work with the whole spectrum of retail waste means we’re adept at sourcing and analysing recycling and reuse options for a variety of different materials. This is the approach we’ll be taking with the construction sector and we’re confident this will drive up projects’ recycling rates and deliver significant commercial and environmental benefits."