Steve Millward, Jewson’s expert on sustainability and waste management, has been confirmed as one of the speakers at Think 08 on Thursday May at 8 at London’s ExCeL.
Millward will address the subject of zero waste. He is currently chairman of the Construction Products Association’s Waste Working Group and the Green Procurement Group. The latter examines ways in which the supply chain can work together to drive down waste and help contractors meet the demands of site waste management plans (SWMPs).
There are currently 12 members of the GPG, including Lafarge, Hanson, ICI and Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Millward said: “As an employer of over eight million people, the construction industry has a major role to play in enhancing and developing the sustainability of its output, particularly as many products ultimately become ‘waste’ at various points in the supply chain.
“At Think 08, Jewson aims to debate the construction industry’s waste legacy, discuss solutions such as minimising waste packaging, as well as explore the possibility of making significant changes to construction, procurement and logistics processes.”
Other confirmed guest speakers include Hilary Benn, the Secretary of State for Environment, Sir Howard Bernstein, of Manchester City Council, Ché Wall, of building services consultancy Lincolne Scott and World Future Council’s Herbert Girardet. Think 08 takes place this week at London’s ExCeL (May 7-8). Visit www.think08.co.uk for more information.