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1 Closing the Recycling Loop in University Halls of Residence Victoria HandsEnvironmental & Sustainability Coordinator,London School of EconomicsLondon’s University Halls of Residence Recycling Project Founder
2 Outline Background Why halls of residence Reuse - end of term schemes Recycling – win win win scenariosPurchasingReuse to reduce purchasingBuy recycled to close the loop
3 Benefits for Halls of Residence Potential waste management cost savingsResponse to increased student demand for recycling facilitiesEmpowering residents to be awareReducing end of term waste peakProviding low or no cost items
4 Benefits for Universities Competitive advantage for attracting students and staffContributing to high environmental standardsDemonstrating social responsibilityBacking up academic expertise with everyday practice
5 Benefits for Local Authorities Meeting government recycling targetsExtending recycling provisionCreating a healthier environment
6 Why Halls of Residence? High density Waste audit - 50-70% recyclable Life changeContractual obligationsEstablished communicationsBacking up teachingHabitual behaviourVocal active studentsRole out across campus!!
7 The Waste Hierarchy REDUCE Halls can reuse & buy recycled content REUSEHalls save on waste disposal & purchasing and extend service provisionRECYCLEHalls can access free or low cost recyclingLAST OPTION LANDFILL
8 A Practical Approach Identification of stakeholders Background researchInitial contactInterviews / questionnaires / reportsPartnership building & dialogueContact sheet & monitoring
9 Key Stakeholders Local Authorities (recycling officers) Waste management divisionUniversities (environmental manager)AcademicOperationalStudents unionHalls of Residence (management)CleanersStudents
12 Reuse Schemes Reuse Implementation Plan Notices Collection points (RIP Waste)NoticesCollection pointsSorting and volunteersTypes of donationsLiaison with charitiesHostels, reuse, London RemadeCleaning up
20 Design Challenges Micro kitchens and source separation Same as other urban MODsSmall on floorspaceCould look good/trendy/coolReuse is real use!!Standard source separation does not respond to the reality of micro living
21 Design ChallengesDesign of new halls of residence and greening the campusSustainable livingEnergy, water, wasteResponsibility and empowermentRefurbishment of older halls of residenceOften without lifts
22 Action Plan Recycle Facilities and collections (external & internal) 2. ReuseEnd of term schemes and collaborations3. Raise AwarenessCommunication materials (kitchen posters, student tips leaflet)Events with users (freshers fayres) and staff training4. ReduceGreen procurementInfluence student purchasing power
23 Findings Issues Findings Responsibility Responsibility to take out recycling materials given to students. Results in full learning experience and responsible actions. Cleaners and all hall staff have a new learning experience to take into their non-working lives.EaseRecycling is not difficult if good infrastructure and effective awareness raising is provided. In fact, waste is easier to manage. The benefits of segregated waste include reduced odour.CostsLow or no cost because of recycling targets set for local authorities by EuropeKitchen spaceMost kitchens do have space for recycling containers. There are many designs of bins. New builds must design in recycling provision.External spaceIn many central London halls space is limited to the pavement (also used by public-difficult to assess). Wheelie bins may be an option here.ChampionsHigh rotation of students and local authority staff but continuity can be found through wardens, managers and local councillors.
25 Closing the Loop Reuse - end of term schemes Recycling – win win win scenariosPurchasingReuse to reduce purchasingBuy recycled to close the loopNational support??
26 Victoria Hands email@example.com London’s University Halls of Residence Recycling ProjectVictoria Hands
27 Closing the loop by procuring higher recycled content in paper and construction EAUC Annual Conference - 11 April 2006Jim Wiltshire - Procurement Project ManagerKara Jones – WRAP Paper Advocate
28 Outline About WRAP Materials resource efficiency - why recycled Using procurementThe opportunities in paperThe opportunities in constructionWRAP assistance
29 WRAP exists toCreate stable and efficient markets for recycled materials and products, andRemove barriers to waste minimisation re-use and recyclingWRAP (the Waste and Resources Action Programme) was set up in 2001 by Government to help deliver UK waste policy and meet targets set by the European Landfill Directive.WRAP is a not-for-profit company limited by Government guarantee, and wholly funded by Defra and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.WRAP's original remit was to create markets for the materials that can be recovered from the domestic, commercial, industrial and construction waste streams - around 200 million tonnes of waste per annum - which will help to make recycling more economic. WRAP is also tasked with removing information, financial and technical barriers to waste minimisation and recycling.For example, WRAP works with the major retailers to reduce packaging waste; it supports local authorities in increasing kerbside collection and home composting; and it targets householders (e.g. through advertising campaigns) to increase awareness of recycling.The construction sector is a major focus of our work, because of the sheer potential to divert tonnage from landfill and make more efficient use of materials.The paper sector is also a key focus………………..?So how does procurement link to sustainability? Quite simply, it is a powerful lever to get suppliers to offer and develop more sustainable solutions. And the public sector has the legal right to use its buying power - to ask suppliers to meet requirements that are in line with policy objectives for sustainability and recycling.The UK Framework for Sustainable Development 2005 sets the goal for the UK to be a leader in sustainable procurement by To show leadership, we need to set quantitative requirements and measure performance.The Government has set up a Task Force on Sustainable Procurement under Sir Neville Simms, the former chairman of Carillion. At Carillion, he had a reputation for saying: “If you don’t measure it, it doesn’t happen”.Same principle applies to local authorities seeking to demonstrate leadership in their community. So the focus for today is: what should local authorities be specifying and we will focus particularly on the opportunities in construction and paper.
30 Closing the loop – why specifying recycled is so important Business investment and developmentSpecifying recycled in procurement of goods, works and servicesProduct developmentWaste segregation,home composting etc.Reducing waste and diverting materials from landfill requires a sequence of steps (waste awareness…..).Specifying recycled in procurement creates economic value for the recovered materials, and therefore reduces the cost of waste management.CREATING ECONOMIC VALUE FOR RECOVERED MATERIALSWaste awareness and minimisation
31 Materials resource efficiency The latest measure have been included in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act. The Act includes measures to tackle a whole range of local environmental quality issues, and there is a large section on waste and fly tipping.The aim of the measures we included was to [read slide]
32 Materials resource efficiency cycle Materials efficiencyReduce raw material useReduce wasteMaterials with recycled contentReducelandfillSaveresourcesThis diagram depicts the 2 main aspects of materials efficiency:- reducing the use of finite natural resources- reducing the amount of wasteRecycling both reduces waste volumes going to landfill and, provided the sector uses products/ materials with recycled content, substitutes for virgin materials.According to WWF, we need a two-thirds’ reduction in consumption of fossil fuels and virgin materials to achieve a sustainable and globally equitable level of resource use – termed One Planet Living.RecyclingA two thirds reduction in consumption of fossil fuels and virgin materials is needed to achieve a sustainable and globally equitable levelWWF – “One planet living study”
33 What are we talking about? ReclaimedmaterialsWasteminimisation,segregation& recyclingRecycledContentMaterialsResourceEfficiencyRenewables
34 Procurement policy drivers Scottish ExecutivePolicy Commitment2003200420052006OGC-AE11SBTGGovt. SustainableProcurement GroupODPM-PPS1Code forSustainableHomesLandfill Tax(1996)Increasing thrust of sustainability policyPolicy ProposalBuying into SustainableProcurement (WPI)SO WHAT DRIVERS ARE THERE SPECIFIC TO THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN WALES?Buying into Sustainable DevelopmentLaunched Dec 2004Now Value Wales (Procurement)Support to all public sector bodies in WalesWise about Waste – National waste strategy for Wales (2002)
35 Where do we start ? - major applications to consider ConstructionEstates managementPrinted matterTissue – catering and hygieneSO, WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THAT THERE IS A CLEAR DRIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT AND SET OUT THE CASE THAT SPECIFYING RECYCLED IS TANGIBLE AND MEASURABLEWhere do you start – here are 4 focus areas
36 Key point of intervention Using procurementIdentifying needRequirement specificationSupplier selectionTender evaluationContract managementKey point of interventionEuropean Commission handbook on environmental public procurement:“As a contracting authority, you have the right…to demand a minimum percentage of recycled and reused content where possible”.Setting such requirements is practical.Key point of intervention is the design brief or tender specification. This is emphasised in guidance issued by Defra/OGC and the Scottish Procurement Directorate on the public procurement rules.For further confirmation, the EC handbook…..The OGC Achieving Excellence in Construction Procurement Guide 11 on Sustainability (2005) states that: “The (project) brief should include an outcome-based requirement for overall materials efficiency, such as a minimum requirement for recycled content in the project”.OGC AE11:“The (project) brief should include an outcome-based requirement for overall materials efficiency, such as a minimum requirement for recycled content in the project .”
37 Kara.Jones@wrap.org.uk 11th Apr-06 Recycled content office & publication papers for your organisation Why?Introduce self – XXX from WRAPTime of presentationIntro WRAPFundingWhen set up and whyTypes of problem to be solved – green glassPaper advocacy team & objectivesNo commercial gainIntroduce selfRole – to encourage Businesses, Local Authorities and Central Government to purchase recycled content paperOwn experience / background
38 To cover: Paper waste context Why?......... environmental Why? CSR / marketingWhy? quality and costProduct rangeHow the Advocate Team can help
39 Paper waste in contextUK > 100,000,000T commercial, industrial & municipal waste per year.UK consumes approx 12,800,000T paper & boardWe recycle approx 7,000,000Tpa of paper & boardBut…….. More than 5,000,000Tpa still goes into landfillLandfill over 1,500,000T of paper from offices per yearLess than 4% of office / marketing / business papers have any recycled contentAlbert Hall & Windermere example
40 Landfill / incinerate or recycle ? Landfill sites are filling upLandfilled paper produces methane and leakage contributes to global warmingWaste incineration not optimum and a long planning cycleLandfill or incineration is a waste of a valuable resourceMost LCA’s show recycling is bestWe can recycle - economicallyNow a legal requirement to reduce landfillLow in EU for recycling BUT fastest growing!National Audit Office Wales report findings“On current trends and assuming a best case scenario, existing landfill capacity will be exhausted before The problem is critical in South West Wales where there is only 5.3 million cubic metres of space left in current facilities”Anaerobic degradation (absence of oxygen)Check audience for agreement. Ask for questions??= Recycle
41 Your customers are aware.. National and EU push to increased recyclingIncreased recycling and promotion:Rolling out more kerbside collectionNational advertisingLocal advertisingGovernment announcements on environmental issues and sustainabilityIncreasing central and local government sustainable procurementConstant press coverage on all things environmental
42 In the media… A few examples of the stream of messages. Between Sept 04 to March 05 a NOP tracking study has shown those describing themselves as “committed recyclers” has increased from 45% to 50% (WRAP target in Mar 06 is 55%)£10M spend per year
43 In the media…Eddy Izard voiceover on prime time TV adverts and Local radioMessage focus on what recycled materials become – plane, train, car, fridge or another can
45 Why buy recycled content paper?......... Recycling = “collection”+“buy-recycled”Your impactYour impact is vitalApprox 1,000Tpa of purchase = approx 1Km of articulated lorries of waste paper. You directly or influence whether this material goes to landfill or is recycled. You can make a big impact!Economics of recycling
46 The prime “buy-recycled” argument is not about…. saving treesCereals analogy if appropriateSustainable virgin pulp sourcing and its place…is about avoiding….landfill
47 Why?......... Environmental Landfill, methane production… also: Recycled paper also typically:uses less energy in productioncreates less VOC’s,uses less transport mileshas a significantly smaller “environmental footprint”reduces pressure on forest resourcesAdditional environmental benefits.
48 Why?.... CSR / marketing Your customers: Your “customers” are increasingly being asked to recycle50% of the population describe themselves as “committed recyclers” (source NOP tracking survey Mar 2005)Recycled / recycling is seen as “good”. Opportunity to be associated with a positive feelings such as:caringfuture lookingethicaldoing your bit…Universities, and other higher education authorities, are seen as exemplars, providing education, values and the future for the next generation
49 Why?.... CSR / marketing Stakeholders / Investors Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a necessity for high profile organisationsPurchasing recycled materials is a positive action.>50% of your staff are committed recyclers, positive reinforcement of your organisational valuesSupporting government commitment to sustainable procurementRecycled content paper is:a “quick” winA demonstration you are doing something
50 So what is available? Paper for printed publications Magazine papers EnvelopesCopier / printer paperTissue papersBoxes………..
51 Why? quality and costYou do not need to compromise “quality” by procuring recycled content papersfull colour publication papersoffice papersTechnical developments have significantly improved the performance and cost of recycled papersbrands are readily available which match the performance of virgin papers.need not pay moreYou can have a “traditional recycled look” if you wantOGCbs Printed paper framework available for public sector
52 It doesn’t have to be 100% recycled Suggested minimum specificationfor recycled content.Copier / Office paper 70%Printing Papers 50% (for marketing and publications)Tissue 100%What is recycled content?Post & pre-consumer waste.Not mill brokeIf you are currently using virgin paper a move to a 50% recycled content paper that works for you and your organisation is great! Don’t feel you have use the maximum possible recycled content – or nothing! Make the change and review is in a few years.WRAP objective is to move recycled content paper into the mainstream. Move on from a few users at very high percentages and most at 0%.
53 How WRAP can help you Advocacy team one2one support Advice on product availabilityOn effective specification and policy for recycled contentTechnical adviceFacilitate trial material.FreeProvided by a team experienced in paper and printProcurement guides:Recycled content Office and publication papersRecycled content Tissue papersRecycled content Business process papersCase studiesTechnical information sheets……
54 Summary Recycling = “collection” + “buy-recycled” Recycled paper: Same qualityNeed not cost moreReduces landfillSupports your CSR and marketing
55 You could say….…. using recycled paper is a no brainer!
57 Materials efficiency in construction M tonnesOverall material consumption by construction industry (~420 Mt per year)Quantity of construction and demolition waste generated (~90 Mt per year)Waste construction materials that are recycled (~45 Mt per year)As stated previously, construction is one of the biggest users of materials in the economy, consuming approximately 420 million tonnes of materials each year. It also generates some 90 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste each year, only half of which is currently recycled or reclaimed back into construction.Use of construction products and materials that have above average levels of recycled content will help improve this situation.
58 Headline Construction Figures One of the UK’s most productive sectors, contributing almost 9% to the GDP50% UK energy consumption associated with buildings – construction & use90% non-energy minerals extracted used in construction - <1% new buildings uses reclaimed materialsBiggest consumer of material resources: 420 million tonnes/year
59 KEY SUSTAINABILITY GOALS EnergyMaterialsWaterMaterial & Product selectionMaterial use & waste managementSpecifying materials with low env impactUse of renewable materialsUse products with high recycled contentUsing locally sourced CDWEfficient use of finite natural materialsMinimising environmental damageWaste avoidance and minimisationCollection segregation & recyclingReturn packaging & reduce over-orderingWhat is a client looking for in sustainable construction? The Sustainable Buildings Task Group identified three key areas where we need to increase efficiency – energy, water and the use of materials.Have already explained why materials are an important issue and an area with significant potential for improvement.Two aspects – The selection of materials and then the management of any waste that may arise in the construction process.Materials selectionSpecify materials with low environmental impact – this can also include assessing travel distances.Maximise recycling opportunities by sourcing materials from local CD activities – particularly aggregate materials. Utilise the demo protocol to maximise the recovery of materialsTarget the use of manufactured products with high recycled content, (this can include reclaimed products (especially used in self-build) e.g. purchased via Salvo.Waste ManagementInvestigate waste avoidance through planning and design (for ability to be recycled) and the implementation of a SWMP The DTI SWMP guidance provides a framework for good practiceto minimise waste e.g. by reducing over-ordering and the returning of surplus materials,Good site practice to segregate and recover the remaining waste, -
60 Mainstream, not greenMany mainstream products already include recycled contentA range of products offer above-average recycled content at no extra costThe potential for diversion from landfill is substantialMany construction products (bricks, blocks, boards, concrete products, etc.) already include recycled content.But various mainstream products offer above-average recycled content, at no extra cost or risk – readily available, manufactured in accordance with quality standards, and sourced in the UK.So the opportunities are mainstream, not green.The potential to divert materials from landfill is substantial. For example, if schools achieved the viable cost-neutral increase, their use of recycled material would increase ten-fold – an extra 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes per secondary school.Of course, as with every other requirement aimed at a specific aspect of sustainability (e.g. water or energy efficiency), you need to check that reducing impact in one area does not increase it in another. Life-cycle analysis of the construction specifications in BRE’s Green Guide has shown that, almost invariably, substituting products with higher recycled content retains (or, in some cases, gains) the top environmental rating.Recycled contentMainstream brandsEco-brands0%
61 Quick Wins Where will we find Quick Wins that are . . cost-effective with comparable performanceand readily available?Many examples inConcrete blocksAsphaltPaving slabsBricksFlooringVarious aggregate productsCeiling tilesChipboardPlasterboardInsulationRoof tiles1.) What is a Quick Win (WRAP definition):- options for using a higher level of recycled content that arecost-effective (i.e. at least cost-neutral),offer comparable performance and qualityare readily available in the marketplace.They are easy ways to increase the value of the recycled materials you use in your construction projects, without expending additional effort in design or construction.2.) This whole thing is quite easy – quick wins can be made either by:- simply specifying higher recycled content as a project outcome or - by identifying products and seeking their use.(We advise you as a construction client to set an outcome requirement – even if your architect then translates this into specifications to use particular products.)3.) Case studies show that the top 5-10 product substitutions on a project gives you significant scope to increase the recycled content.
62 Examples of mainstream products available Product typeOption with lower recycled contentOption with higher recycled contentDense block0%Hanson Conbloc - Up to 70%Wall insulationSuperglass Superwall Cavity Slab > 80%Concrete roof tileLafarge – various, e.g. Grovebury - 17%Ceiling tiles>10%Armstrong – various – 28 to 52%Intermediate floors, e.g. timber50-70%Sonae – Sonaefloor – 90 to 95%Floor coverings – safetyBSW Regupol Everroll rubber flooring - 80%1) This is a product comparison where we show the scope to go for cost-competitive brands with higher recycled content:Leading brands such as Hanson and LafargeKey product groups like blocks and insulationProduct information can be accessed from WRAP at the table above is taken from the WRAP publication ‘Choosing construction products: recycled content of mainstream products’2) WRAP has previously commissioned work to demonstrate cost neutrality. The aim was to give Bristol City Council confidence that they could set a RC requirement in a major schools PFI project without risking the tender prices increasing. WRAP commissioned a senior QS, experienced in schools work in the Bristol area, to identify alternative brands and the best price available for that size of project. Prices were obtained principally from builders merchants – and Jewson in particular were helpful in ensuring that realistic prices were established. The results showed that across the range of product types where higher recycled content options are commonly found – representing over half the cost of materials on a typical schools project – there were product options with higher RC at no additional cost. This evidence satisfied Bristol, and they set a RC requirement in their PFI Invitation to Negotiate issued at end-January 2005.Project specific example
63 Using your procurement strategy to drive resource efficiency Sustainable Buildings Task Group:Specify 10% or higher minimum requirement for recycled content as a proportion of the value of materials for the whole projectYou can also encourage higher performance e.g. through tender evaluation criteriaSo what requirements can you set and measure against? There are some standard benchmarks for construction and paper.For construction - SBTG recommendation for Bldg Regulations and Code for Sustainable Buildings. Also adopted by Building Schools for the Future and the Scottish Executive.Case studies show that this is a conservative baseline requirement. By setting a 10% level, you will NOT drive unbalanced decisions on product selection and design that could have adverse side-effects.Some clients may want to set higher benchmarks, where they know from experience that this is commercially competitive in a particular type of building. Others will set a lower threshold, because they don’t want to constrain design choices. For example, Whipps Cross University Hospital said 10% minimum, but preferably at least 15%.The bottom line is: you need to measure recycled content in order to gain recognition for good performance and to identify where you can improve.For paper, there are some simple thresholds you can specify, while still maintaining a good choice of quality papers at competitive prices……
64 What is being achieved without asking for good practice? Type of projectBaseline/actual practice %Cost neutral good practice %Detached/terraced house6 - 2616-29Commercial office10* - 2212*-30School, hospital12* - 2015*-27Road reconstruction8 - 1627-29Bridge reconstruction33-49These results are taken from a range of case studies. They show recycled content actually used – in projects where no-one was measuring or trying to use HRC.The case studies show that 10% is a conservative baseline requirement. By setting a 10% level, you will NOT drive unbalanced decisions on product selection and design that could have adverse side-effects.The levels achievable at good practice, by substituting with Quick Win options, are higher.Other organisations involved in conducting the research:Davis LangdonFaithful and GouldCyril SweettArupScott WilsonFaber MaunsellBRE* Excluding building services
65 Standard/actual practice Housing exampleStandard/actual practiceGood practice(cost-neutral)Timber-framed house, Hillcrest HA7%15%Timber-framed house, Milnbank HA12%21%Brick/block house, Taylor Woodrow16%20% – 28%Here are the headline results for recycled content from three case studies of house-building.The columns show (a) standard or actual practice, without trying to achieve recycled content above the baseline, and (b) good practice, by substituting cost-comparable alternatives for blocks, bricks and ten or so other key product types.In the case of the Taylor Woodrow house, the 20% figure is achievable with a cost saving, and 28% at overall cost-neutrality.The results illustrate three key points:There is significant potential for improvement at no extra costThe baseline of 10% recommended by the Sustainable Buildings Task Group is modest and achievableThe result at standard practice varies according to the building design.Clearly, depending on your building design, you may already be well over 10%, and not yet getting credit for it.The point about the 10% benchmark is firstly to get the low scorers up to a minimum threshold, but more importantly to get everyone to look at the top 5 or 10 changes they can make. This will get you much of the way towards good practice.Some clients will want to set higher benchmarks, where they know from experience that this is commercially competitive in a particular type of building. Others will set a lower threshold, because they don’t want to constrain design choices. For example, Whipps Cross University Hospital said 10% minimum, but preferably at least 15%.The bottom line is: you need to measure recycled content in order to gain recognition for good performance and to identify where you can improve.
67 Evidence base - DfES Exemplar designs for schools Design S2 - Suburban edge of town settingDesign S5 - Inner city sitesCity Academy, Brent – Recently completedDesign S2Design S5City Academy, BrentBuild cost of school £M18.104.22.168Approx value of materials £M22.214.171.124% recycled content – Standard practice15.5%17.3%12.9%% recycled content – Product substitution18.1%21.2%15.6%Tonnage avoiding landfill – Standard practice400490830Tonnage avoiding landfill – Product substitution310048004300In this study Davis Langdon analysed the DfES exemplar school designs to determine the feasibility of meeting minimum requirements of recycled contentKey figures to note are that 16-17% recycled content under standard practice which exceeds the 10% benchmark. Through product substitution, these figures rise to 18 and 21%. (These figures exclude M&E services, which would increase each figure by about 6% in absolute terms.)Perhaps the most interesting outcome is demonstrated by the almost 10-fold increase in the amount of material that avoids landfill.
68 Case study – Glasgow school Best opportunities to increase recycled contentGeneral fixtures, furnishings and equipment, flooring (inside)Plasterboard dry lining, partitions, ceiling (inside)WhereGlasgowWhen2004BuildingCamstradden Primary SchoolTotal construction works value£3.4mTotal materials value£2mAsphaltDescribe the slide and areas to increase recycled contentExcavating and fillingInterlocking brick, block roads, pavingMixing, casting, curing in-situ concreteDrainage belowground
69 Quick Wins Coated macadam/Asphalt roads/Pavings Top Quick WinsCoated macadam/Asphalt roads/PavingsRubber/Plastics/Lino/Carpet tilingActual (£)Readily achievable (£)Mixing/Casting/Curing in Situ concreteExcavating and fillingInterlocking brick/Block roads/PavingsPlasterboard dry lining/partitions/ceilingsThere were actually 14 possible Quick Wins in this case study.At a good level (cost comparable and readily available) the best performers are:plasterboardmaterials used in drainage belowgroundinterlocking bricks / block roads and pavingNote the presence of the floor finishes at the top of the graph. With plasterboard they constitute the biggest contributors in internal finishes.Drainage belowground10000200003000040000Recycled Content Value £
70 Who is taking action? Adopted minimum 10% value requirement Glasgow City CouncilAberdeen City CouncilDundee City CouncilNewcastle City CouncilSolihull MBCSheffield CCBristol City CouncilWhipps Cross HospitalLancashire County CouncilBuilding Schools for the Future (BSF)Raploch URCHere are a number of organisations that have adopted a 10% target for recycled content in tender specification in major PFI and other projects (that have not yet been built)
71 Who is taking action? Increasing the use of recycled content BAA British LandEly BridgeWorcestershire CCYorkshire ForwardMajor supermarketsMajor housebuilders - RedrowGlamorgan Gwent HAHere are a number of organisations that have adopted a 10% target for recycled content in tender specification in major PFI and other projects (that have not yet been built)
72 How WRAP can helpThe latest measure have been included in the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act. The Act includes measures to tackle a whole range of local environmental quality issues, and there is a large section on waste and fly tipping.The aim of the measures we included was to [read slide]
73 WRAP assistance RC Toolkit Case studies Procurement advice Site waste managementDemolition guidanceWeb resourcesAggRegain, tools, research reportsTrailblazer projectsEvents
74 Toolkit – data requirements We have developed a number of toolkits to help you assess the level of recycled content by value when responding to requirements that may be set by a client.Our web-enabled New Build toolkit will be available in January next year and we will be providing in-house tutorials to a range of organisations to encourage quick uptake.The tool enables assessment for a range of buildings such as schools, hospitals, commercial and retail etc and involves inputting some basic data covering the building fabric such as overall dimensions, no. of floors, type of construction (steel/conc frame) etc.It then automatically populates fields relating to the various building elements by assigning them some default values of recycled content.NEXT SLIDE
77 Resources for procurement Construction procurement template wording:Design/project briefAppointment of design teamSupplier pre-qualification and auditTender specification (D&B, traditional)Contract clausesConstruction product listingWRAP CAN PROVIDE MODEL WORDING FOR THE VARIOUS STAGES OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS, includingProject/design briefAppointment of design teamSupplier pre-qualification and auditTender specification (traditional procurement and design & build)Contract clausesWRAP has also published information on available brands and their recycled content – see the guide “Choosing construction products: Recycled content in mainstream products” which provides comparisons across a portfolio of mainstream brands.