The construction industry is a huge contributor to plastic waste in the UK, we need to find solutions to reduce environmental impact.
“Every year, the UK’s construction sector generates 50,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste – which is four times the weight of the Brooklyn Bridge.”
That is a mind-blowing statistic! But the good news is there are companies with innovative solutions to our plastic problems, for example:
Plastic Concrete – Researchers from Bath University have found an ingenious way to save sand and reuse plastic waste. The scientists have discovered that 10% of the sand in concrete can be replaced with plastic waste. Concrete requires 30% of sand, which strips our beaches and riverbeds. Just replacing 10% of it can save over 800 million tonnes of sand.
As a company we try and consider our environmental impact, sustainability is a key factor for our clients!