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Drive to cut waste from production


CONSTRUCTION product manufacturers have launched an initiative to help save resources and cut waste during production.

Manufacturers representing sectors across the industry pledged to make more efficient use of raw materials and processes by studying design, manufacture, installation and disposal.

The 30 month-long Be Aware project is set to look in detail at 40 construction products in an effort to cut the 60 million tonnes of waste the sector is estimated to produce.

The project is lead by research body BRE.

It involves a consortium of industry representatives headed by the Construction Products Association.

Sectors already represented in the project include precast concrete, composites, timber, and plastics.