Manholes in false carbon claims

The Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) is taking issue with claims made by Dutch manufacturer Kiljstra about the carbon footprint of concrete manhole covers.
The CPSA believes that claims of a 65% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the production and supply of Kiljstra’s imported units compared with UK-made insitu manholes are incorrect. CPSA believes that using a UK manufacturer’s own precast concrete manhole base systems savings of up to 42% can be achieved compared with imported systems.

CPSA is preparing to publish a study and detailed analysis of UK manufacturers’

production facilities and the emissions associated with their operations. This, it says, should provide the construction industry with the most complete and accurate carbon footprint of UK produced precast concrete pipes and manholes and is currently in the process of independent review by acknowledged industry experts.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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