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Preventing waste in construction

Reduce your waste with our range of tools and guides tailored to those involved in construction – from designers and contractors to clients and customers

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Construction generated a crushing 5m tonnes of waste (in 2016 alone). Making it Scotland's biggest waste producer.


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What we can do

We can take you through every stage of the construction process, providing on-site evaluations, support to construct a business case and access loans, training, workshops, and much, much more.

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Find out more about our free consultation service


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Our tools

Our range of free guides, tools, templates and expert support can help both buyer and builder address issues such as:


Procurement of materials

Prevention is always better than cure, so use our resources to source sustainable materials in the most energy-efficient way


Designing out waste 

Build in energy-efficiency, replaceable components and flexible layouts to all your plans


Measuring, monitoring and reducing waste 

Use our Site Waste Management Plan to evaluate your waste and identify opportunities to reduce it


Re-using materials 

Our Construction Materials Exchange is a free service that enables you to exchange materials you don't need for ones you do

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Procuring resource efficient construction projects

This online interactive guide aims to support clients (public and private) and contractors to enhance waste reduction, re-use, and recycling through design and resource efficiency.

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