Tarmac announced that it has launched a waste management specialist report which looks at the introduction of a mandatory digital waste tracking system and the impact of waste management.
The name of the report is “Changing mindsets on aggregate reuse and recycling in the built environment” and it will also look what is being done to reduce the 138 million tonnes of waste produced by the built environment industry.
Hannah Haeffner, national recovery and recycling manager at Tarmac, said: “The evidence shared in this report highlights both the progress already made in reuse and recycling in the built environment, and the opportunity for further improvement.
“We want this specialist report to ignite action across the construction and demolition industries. Many suppliers, contractors, developers and others working in the built environment are already taking great strides to recover and reuse waste, but we can do more. We can’t manage what we can’t measure, and our hope is that digital waste tracking will provide more accurate, more reliable and more up-to-date information, so we can build more informed waste strategies at national level.
The introduction of a mandatory digital waste tracking system in the UK is imminent. The aim of the system is to digitally track every part of the waste chain, from waste producer to recycling or disposal point.
Sarah Poulter, Chief Executive at Chartered Institute of Wastes Management, said: “I am pleased to see Tarmac taking a lead on the subject of waste management in construction, and trust that it opens up further discussions that result in innovative medium and long-term solutions.
“Together, we can drive change, protect our environment and secure a sustainable future. Together, we can move the world beyond waste.”
Announced as a notion by the Environment Act 2012 to replace the existing paper-based system, the new tracking system will mark a new era for land and waste recovery.