A Circular Future For The Waste Industry
For a circular economy, it is essential to keep resources in use for as long as possible by extracting the maximum value from them, then recovering and regenerating the materials at the end of each service life.
However, circularity is not just about recycling, it is about being resource efficient too. Good Resource Efficiency practices follow the waste hierarchy and are based around a system of continual improvement, with the focus on saving money and reducing environmental impact. Reducing waste production in the first place will help cut project costs significantly, whilst improving your environmental performance on site. However, where this is not possible, it is important to follow the Waste Hierarchy and only after recovery practice levels have been exceeded, should waste be considered for disposal.
It is crucial for waste management firms, such as Ecofficiency, to be involved in the early stages of project development, where a structured Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) or Materials Management Plan (MMP) can be prepared to encourage the review of waste reduction and recovery practice levels.
Eco’s Circular Managed Approach
Ecofficiency’s bespoke Managed Waste Service facilitates the identification and implementation of waste minimisation, re-use and recycling opportunities, which reduces the quantities of construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill. Through our services, we practice good resource efficiency by preventing and reducing the amount of waste produced on site, whilst managing and monitoring our clients waste intensity during the life of the project.
We aim to continually improve our circularity by working with clients to create innovative take-back schemes specific to their projects, to ensure that other waste streams such as Pallet Repatriation and PPE Recycling , alongside ensuring segregated waste streams are processed via 100% recycled or recovered solutions.