Enabling Zero Waste and the Pillgwenlly Regeneration Scheme

Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) is working in collaboration with the construction industry to provide a detailed insight into the achievability of zero waste. The goal being to share best practice solutions and opportunities, along with identifying any barriers associated with achieving Welsh Government targets.

26th May 2017

Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) is working in collaboration with the construction industry to provide a detailed insight into the achievability of zero waste. The goal being to share best practice solutions and opportunities, along with identifying any barriers associated with achieving Welsh Government targets.

CEW is working in partnership with United Living Group as part of the Enabling Zero Waste (EZW) initiative. United Living Group has started work on the ~ £8 million regeneration scheme of Pillgwenlly. The Newport City Homes' scheme aims to tackle anti-social behaviour and as part of the project United Living are demolishing empty homes, underpasses and garages and are building nine one-bedroom flats and two three-bedroom houses as well as a new community hub. The project also involves recladding of a number of the existing buildings to improve their appearance as well as the creation of new areas of open space.

United Living's first Enabling Zero Waste project is aiming to avert waste generated during the regeneration scheme. As part of EZW the particular focus will be to prevent waste, increase material reuse, use recycled materials and establish best practice and a baseline with regard to waste management performance. Achievements, best practices and lessons learnt will be disseminated as the project progresses.

EZW schemes are supported with practical assistance on all aspects of waste management from concept to completion. This will provide the basis for identifying, managing and documenting each type of waste, the possible options and available solutions, together with finding the root cause. Learning outcomes will be published throughout the duration of each of the live construction projects, with regular updates posted on our @EZWaste_Wales Twitter feed. At the end of the Enabling Zero Waste initiative, full reports will be produced on the achievements, solutions and lessons learnt.

For further information regarding Enabling Zero Waste please visit http://www.cewales.org.uk/current-programme/enabling-zero-waste/ follow @EZWaste_Wales or call 02920 493322 to speak to a member of the team. For further information about the Pillgwenlly Regeneration Scheme please follow @PillRegen_UL or contact Nicole Barnes on 07976 689753 for further information.