Best Practice at Pillgwenlly Regeneration Scheme

United Living, in collaboration with CEW’s Enabling Zero Waste team, are working towards zero waste principles, throughout the £8 million demolition, refurbishment and newbuild project at Pillgwenlly. On behalf of the client, Newport City Homes, United Living are continuing to demonstrate best practices whilst regenerating the Pillgwenlly area.

7th November 2017

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United Living, in collaboration with CEW's Enabling Zero Waste team, are working towards zero waste principles, throughout the £8 million demolition, refurbishment and newbuild project at Pillgwenlly. On behalf of the client, Newport City Homes, United Living are continuing to demonstrate best practices whilst regenerating the Pillgwenlly area.

Best practice initiatives that have been implemented as part of the scheme include:

  •  The reuse of materials resulting from demolition works donated to charitable organisations and the local community
  •  Liaising with the supply chain to reduce the amount of packaging that arrives with materials coming onto site, reducing subsequent waste arisings
  • Liaising with designers to utilize products with high recycled content that can be fully recycled at end of life
  • Consideration of the waste hierarchy and waste segregation principles
  • Reuse of existing lighting fixtures in refurbishment areas as temporary lighting, resulting in cost, waste and resource savings
  • Effective engagement with the local community

These are just a few examples of the best practices taking place at the collaborative project, future progress and performance will be reported as the project progresses.

Enabling Zero Waste (EZW) is a CEW initiative designed to work with the construction industry to provide practical, positive and active intervention via professional waste management solutions to assist in enabling zero waste. The initiative offers collaboration at all stages of the design, development and construction of sites providing mentoring and practical operational assistance, enabling a reduction in waste arisings and producing a detailed evidence base to demonstrate the achievability of zero waste to landfill.

For more information please visit www.cewales.org.uk/enablingzerowaste, follow @EZWaste_wales or call 02920 493322 to speak to a member of the team.