The Enabling Zero Waste initiative by Constructing Excellence in Wales saw its official launch in Cardiff today with a keynote address from The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies AM.
Enabling Zero Waste is a new project focused on investigating the viability of achieving zero waste in construction projects in Wales. The project, launched by Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) in 2014, works with a targeted number of construction and demolition projects by providing a practical hands-on professional waste management intervention and access to a panel of industry experts – proactively addressing challenges and working to find a solution to landfill bound construction waste.
WRW responded to an invitation across the sector to work in partnership with CEW and our current refurbishment and new build project at Millbank Primary School, in the Ely area of Cardiff, was one of the four sites selected.
The launch event was a big success with a diverse range of delegates in attendance to hear presentations from Enabling Zero Waste project participants. Business Development Director, Jon Williams, represented WRW at the event and gave an insight into how we plan to address the challenge of achieving zero waste to landfill on the project at Millbank Primary School and how this will affect day to day practical and commercial operations.
The project team at Millbank is currently receiving support from an independent Waste Manager to assist with waste management solutions and ultimately reduce construction and site waste.
Further events will follow to give updates on progress and disseminate information on achievements, challenges, obstacles and solutions.