Funding initiatives through the Waste Minimisation
Fund (WMF) including Keep New Zealand Beautiful, Sustainable Coastlines and the Packaging Forum.
The event will attract waste management professionals seeking solutions for waste minimisation
, collection, treatment, disposal and recycling.
The project was completed as part of Network Rail's corporate waste minimisation
initiative to help improve on the company's target of reducing waste to landfill by 60 % and a 'zero to landfill' site target.
Claire Cutforth Waste Minimisation
and Strategy Manager, Cardiff Council
Inside 4-5 CRITICAL NETWORKS The ICE's Keith Jones looks at the state of the infrastructure in Wales 6-7 BIG INTERVIEW Chris Kelsey talks to Mike Edmonds of Arup about public spending cuts and the need for collaboration in procurement 8-9 WASTE MINIMISATION
Paul Jennings of CEW says waste remains the biggest problem facing the construction industry 10-11 NEWS AND EVENTS The latest news from the sustainable construction sector and events for your diary 14-15 GREEN SCHOOLS Rogiet Primary School is an outstanding example of what can be achieved when local authorities, designers and contractors work together 16 SKILLS AND TRAINING Employers have long recognised the value of professionally qualified civil engineers writes Keith Jones
and recycling officer Phillippa Scrafton says they are doing really well with resident participation.
An FSB report reveals that an overwhelming majority of small businesses (92 per cent) are socially and environmentally responsible, with 83 per cent already engaged in waste minimisation
Old bedding and droppings from vegetarian animals like rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs help make excellent compost, according to Durham County Council's waste minimisation
officer Daniel O'Connor.
And there will be tips on recycling and waste minimisation
from Northumberland County Council.
We are working really hard to improve recycling but what is being done about waste minimisation
and commercial waste?
It is looking for companies which use waste minimisation
, landscape improvements, energy conservation, recycling and "green" materials, or work with the community to support environmental initiatives.