New Waste and Resource Strategy ‘short-sighted’ and ‘doesn’t go far enough’

New Waste and Resource Strategy 'short-sighted' and 'doesn't go far enough'

In response to Michael Gove’s Waste and Resource Strategy announced recently, architect, academic and activist, Duncan Baker-Brown has called on the construction industry to innovate and lead the way while Government lags behind.   “Michael Gove is absolutely correct that waste is a valuable resource, but his focus on recycling

Plaswood’s Stairway to Sustainability

Plaswood’s Stairway to Sustainability

The Menai Bridge spans the sea between Anglesey and mainland Wales - a monument to strength and endurance. It can be reached several ways from the Anglesey side, but until recently one of them was in sharp contrast to the might of the historic suspension bridge.   For several years the woodland

Plaswood Group launches Earth Brown to lumber range

Plaswood Group launches Earth Brown to lumber range

BPI Recycled Products - Plaswood Group has launched a new brown blend of its eco-friendly Plaswood lumber and extended the range of sizes and shapes of all Plaswood lumber available to builders’ merchants, civil engineering and construction contractors and local authority specifiers, including waterways management professionals.   Plaswood high performance lumber is

Re-use hub for London residents opens

Southern Housing group ReUse Hub

Southern Housing Group has joined forces with Groundwork London and London Community Resource Network (LCRN) to deliver a community re-use centre at Warner Road Estate in Camberwell, London.   The programme, called Repurpose London, will see the Group open a recycling hub to offer a collection and re-sale service for its residents

Collaboration produces fine terrazzo outdoor furniture

A chance visit to the Diespeker & Co factory by Scott Maddux of Maddux Creative resulted in a new purpose for waste material from processes used in the creation of marble flooring, cladding and worktops. Scott saw the potential of the leftover marble as a material for an unusual design