Sustainable construction innovators, Dura Products, have announced the launch of a new scheme to help combat construction and demolition waste (CDW), of which the UK generates over 60 million tonnes per year.
Its ‘Hire, Reclaim and Reuse’ initiative enables its recycled plastic kerbing and drainage solutions to be rented for a fixed length of time before being reclaimed and used again on future projects.
32% of waste sent to landfill comes from the demolition of buildings, and so to tackle this, Dura Products, which has been manufacturing road kerbs since 2003, says it is focussing on the recyclability of its solutions.
Dura Products’ Hire, Reclaim and Reuse scheme allows contractors to rent and use its products for a fixed length of time before being reclaimed and reused.
In order to propel the construction industry towards a more sustainable future, we must be eco-conscious at every stage of development to ensure we get the maximum life out of the resources we use.
It says it aims to keep polymer waste in use for as long as possible to create a multiple recycling loop system that has a compounding positive effect on the environment.
It says the scheme will be ‘essential’ for short-term construction projects as it will provide an eco-friendly solution to the inevitable waste produced by the demolition of temporary infrastructures.
Instead of discarding the materials, every Dura Product unit will be recovered and re-used, it says.
Steve Bennett, Managing Director of Dura Products, commented: ‘We’re incredibly excited to launch this first of its kind initiative! The scheme will be adopted within our environmental policy, developing over time with each and every uptake.
‘In order to propel the construction industry towards a more sustainable future, we must be eco-conscious at every stage of development to ensure we get the maximum life out of the resources we use.
‘The solutions we provide fit this criterion, and our new scheme, aimed at extending product life ever further, is the next logical step for us to take.’