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Smile Plastics

Published 19 May 2022 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesConserve of resources Reduced use of single use plastics Waste management

This contractor has worked with Smile Plastics on their site in London. The start-up company uses recycled plastics only to create new items of furniture for the final completed project, with an agreement in place for Smile Plastics to create vanity units for the superloos on site. They have been successful in using a start-up company to provide 100% recycled…


Plastics Film Screening

Published 9 May 2022 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesEducation Reduced use of single use plastics

This contractor booked a meeting room to hold a screening of the docu-film ‘A Plastic Ocean’. They had 15 attendees from the team who joined for a plastic free lunch and film, and received a reusable water bottle, mug and bag for attending and to help kick-off their actions and as a reminder of their commitment. This initiative can be…


Reducing Carbon Footprint

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCarbon reduction Colleges and universities Community engagement Involvement Reduced use of single use plastics Schools and nurseries

Students are playing a key role in helping to reduce the carbon footprint of this new school. The contractor is involved in consultations with students at Kenilworth Multi Academy Trust (KMAT) during the build process on issues which will help minimise the school’s impact on the planet. Ideas are discussed by the KMAT’s ‘Green Team’ and the wider student population…


Sustainable Signage

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

This contractor is working with their subcontractors to meet their One Decade to Act goal of zero avoidable waste by 2030. One of the ways they are doing this is through opting for Proplex sustainable signage. They made a change by eliminating the use of laminators and PVC signage and instead communicated this information at their monthly sustainability meeting. Paper…


Milk Bottle Top Recycling

Published 25 October 2021 | Written by Courtney Palmer-Jones
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics Support for local charities

Cartons of milk are a commodity in most UK households, however, most disregard these and throw them away. Milk bottle tops can be broken down and turned into pellets to be used in the production of other items such as traffic cones as long as they are responsibly cleaned and separated. Introducing Friends of Water Search and Rescue Team, a…


Proplex Closed Loop Remanufacturing Scheme

Published 14 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

The UK construction industry has one of the highest rates of waste, and as a manufacturer of plastic temporary protection materials this contractor is passionate about sustainability and changing the way people think within the industry and the wider economy. This contractor has invested in a state-of-the-art wash plant and recycling line. This enables them to collect used, contaminated materials…


Grab a Bag Campaign

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by Darren Chiumento
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

This project has introduced a ‘Grab a Bag’ initiative onto site with plastic bag holders located at the site exit and in the drying room, canteen and offices. This has promoted and encouraged to promote and encouraged the re-use of plastic bags rather than buying more from the local shops when heading out for lunch and breaks. The bag holder…


Plant Based Cleaning Products

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime Reduced use of single use plastics

The site is using plant based cleaning products in a form which eliminates the large quantity of waste plastic spray bottles that is usually generated by cleaning the site welfare and the finished building. Their spray bottles are re-used multiple times because refills of the active ingredients arrive in small capsules which simply dissolve in water. To find out more,…


Sustainable Landscaping Solutions

Published 23 August 2021 | Written by Duncan Gardner
CategoriesLandscaping Reduced use of single use plastics

In keeping with current best practice and to reduce adverse environmental impacts from the use of plastic products, the project is using a biodegradable product instead of plastic tree shelters. 5000 non-plastic shelters are being installed at four locations with diverse micro-climates which allows their environmental specialists to monitor and understand the performance of the shelters in different conditions. The…


Single Use Plastics Virtual Work Experience Programme

Published 26 July 2021 | Written by Rita Miller
CategoriesColleges and universities Reduced use of single use plastics Schools and nurseries

This contractor has designed a single use plastics virtual work experience programme that is being delivered to schools across the country. The programme designed by the Social Value Manager has been delivered face to face and virtually across 5 days and has also been accredited to an Industrial Cadet Silver award. As part of the programme students learn about Single…


Use of Greenhoard Hoarding System

Published 19 July 2021 | Written by Olubukola Olose
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

As part of environmental initiatives put in place by the project team to contribute to reduction in the CO2 emissions, the GreenHoard hoarding system has been used. The GreenHoard hoarding system is a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to the traditional plywood hoarding. It comprises of boards made from 100% recycled plastic waste fixed to a recycled steel frame and supported…


Plasloc System

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesSuitable/accessible separate facilities

To remain compliant with Site Operating Procedures, this project has used the Plasloc system due to its flexibility to construct around existing set ups and waste reduction capabilities. At a time where there is a focus on maintaining a clean and sterile environment, Plasloc PVC-U allows for easy clean and upkeep of welfare and office environments. The standard internal site…


Recycled and Reusable Plastic Pallets

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Charlotte Wigg
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

A continual issue found on construction sites, from both an environmental and health and safety focus, is the use of traditional timber pallets for material delivery. These usually have a very limited lifespan, and after one delivery can very rarely be used as is again, requiring further manufacture to make them fit for use. Fire loading is also a common…


Upcycled Bird Feeders

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Matthew Hugo
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics Schools and nurseries

On this project they are implementing a site wide plastic reduction campaign. Within this campaign they are actively looking for new solutions to reduce the amount of plastic that ends in a landfill. On top of this, the site are carrying out a ‘get into construction’ scheme where they are involving local schools and colleges in their day to day…


Alternative Stair Nosing Protection

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

The new installation of a stick-on stair protector benefits both the environment and safety of the workforce. Historically, the project used single-use, hard plastic nosing protectors on staircases. These were not durable and so would break easily on regular footfall in stair wells. This not only became a hazard due to the loose or broken ends but would also be…