Everyone in the construction industry needs to take appropriate measures to minimise their impact on the environment. This includes recycling where possible and making efforts to reduce waste.
See the examples below for how one supplier addressed this:
- The company supplies and installs furniture and equipment to construction site cabins.
- They worked with a local corrugated packaging manufacturer to reuse the cardboard packaging from furniture consignments.
- Packaging is returned, compacted and supplied to a third party who processes the waste and manufactures professional quality cardboard workstations.
- The ECOdesk 360, as it is known, incorporates cable management and a clear work surface to allow notices etc to be displayed and protected.
- The desk can be customised with bespoke logo printing on the side panels to strengthen corporate branding.
- This 100% recyclable desking is ideally suited to construction site office facilities, and is delivered and collected by the company who also plant trees to offset the carbon consumption of the overall operation.
This integrated approach to waste management, product development, service delivery and carbon reduction allows the supplier to minimise their impact on the environment by reusing packaging to create new materials for use on construction sites.
This system has now been seen in use on a Scheme-registered site in London. The ECOdesk 360 is used to furnish the site office units to promote the company’s policy on green purchasing and supporting carbon reduction initiatives.
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Supplier office Monitor report. TCI (GB) Ltd. Devon. April 2017; Monitor report. Multiplex Construction Europe. London. September 2017.