Can we remove waste from the construction industry?



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About the event

The construction sector is the UK’s largest user of materials and produces over 60% of England’s waste (Defra). Whilst 90% of construction and demolition waste is recovered (C&D), five million tonnes are still sent to landfill each year.

But it’s not all doom and gloom: construction industry leaders and researchers are combatting this global crisis. The experts in this session explored how the construction sector is becoming more circular.

Session audience 

  • Construction, engineering and architecture professionals
  • Local authority officers (waste, campaigns, projects, environment, climate, economic development etc)
  • Waste collection and management companies