Site waste management plans (SWMPs) - A summary of the requirements (Version 2)
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Since April 2008 Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) have been required on all construction projects estimated to cost over Â£300,000. This is part of a range of measures being implemented by government to significantly reduce waste in the UK. With construction the biggest raw material user and waste producing industry sector, accounting for approximately 30% of all material used and disposed, many of the changes consequently focus on this sector.
This Construction Briefing explains the reasoning behind the changes to SWMPs (which came into effect in April 2008), what challenges the new requirements pose before taking a practical look at how the construction industry can effectively minimise its waste and ultimately comply with this latest set of regulations.
- SWMPs - requirements
- Summary of the process
- Reducing waste
- Waste hierarchy
- Practical ways of minimising construction waste
- Reducing the cost of waste - key considerations
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