New UK Construction Recycling Alliance formed to support industry initiatives

By Lindsay Gale16 November 2010

A new body has been formed in the UK that will address recycling in the construction sector. The Construction Recycling Alliance will represent and support companies that are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling unwanted materials. Corporate membership is open to companies active in construction as well as related sectors such as demolition, remediation and waste management.

The CRA will share innovative recycling techniques, disseminate guidelines and regulations, as well as liaising with policy makers at local, regional and national levels. Member companies will be able to achieve a new environmental accreditation specifically created for construction related activities. Membership is achieved following the completion of a CRA assessment that ensures applicants are dedicated to waste and debris recycling and reuse.

A magazine, the Construction Recycling Journal, will be published by the CRA that will feature techniques and initiatives from its member companies, information that will also be featured on the CRA website.

According to director David Barnes; "I am pleased to announce the CRA's launch and hope CRA membership will prove popular for companies across the construction sector. By joining together under the CRA framework, companies will be able to effectively communicate with regulatory bodies and also improve their environmental credentials.

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