Circular Economy to add billions to construction

By embracing the idea of a circular economy Welsh construction will increase its turnover by £1bn by 2035. Are you ready to make the change?

Wednesday 19th Aprill 2017

If you attend our event set for 3rd May, ‘How do we build today, the Wales we need tomorrow?’ you can find out the answers and how you and your organisation can benefit.

Construction’s problem right now is that, whilst there has been an element of change achieved in our processes and best practice is making an impact, we are far too wasteful. That’s largely because we are a product of our society and that society pursues a lifestyle rooted in consumption. We take what we need, use it, then throw what’s left away – often to landfill.

As an industry construction is a huge producer of waste. One of the biggest in the economy. But if we changed our approach and adopted some of the principles of the circular economy then we would not only become less wasteful and more responsible, but in a stroke, we would deliver a more sustainable built environment. That is why CEW is backing the Circular Economy. It is why over the next few weeks and months you will see a lot of articles online and in print challenging the industry – at all points in its supply chain – to stop thinking in straight lines and think in circles.

Research argues that by 2035, if we embrace the circular economy construction will increase turnover in Wales by a £1bn. So, taking a more sustainable approach to what we do each day not only creates a legacy fit for future generations. It makes commercial sense too. The catch is to be patient – these things take a little time. So, we must put value ahead of price.

The first step is to book your place at our event on 3rd May in Cardiff.

The second step is do some research into what the circular economy means for your organisation.

There’s going to be news about events soon. But look out for news. Read online stories about the Circular Economy, look out for trends in the CEW Awards and start planning how you will adapt and profit from its ideas.