2013 - April 2013

Waste to Landfill targets exceeded in 2012 – 04/04/13

Halving Waste to Landfill

Henry Boot Construction has exceeded its recycling targets in the last 12 months, reducing the estimated amount of waste to landfill by 4%.

In 2009, HBC set a year-on-year improvement target of 2.5% as part of the WRAP Halving Waste to Landfill Commitment - the percentage of waste recycled at that time was 83%.

In 2012, the target amount for recycled waste was 89% but figures just released show that this increased to 93% within the year, meaning only 7% of all construction waste throughout the company was sent to landfill.

WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill Commitment came to a close at the end of 2012 - over 800 companies made the commitment to reduced waste and projects with an estimated construction value in excess of £40 billion signed up to the scheme.

As part of HBC’s commitment to sustainability, new improvement targets will be set for 2013 and beyond, aiming for a continual improvement in figures throughout the coming years.

“The WRAP commitment was a great scheme that helped companies focus on their waste streams and do everything possible to reduce their landfill tonnage.
“We are proud to say we smashed our already challenging targets year on year, and are currently looking at ways of improving this further.”

Richard Grafton, Head of Management Services, Henry Boot Construction

For more information contact:

Steve Allen Business
Development Manager