Surface dressing at Rhyl Promenade is now complete!

The EZW team has been working with Coatech to make sure the new promenade at Rhyl doesn't just look great, but that the surface dressing is done with minimum waste and maximum re-use.

27th May 2016

The EZW team has been working with Coatech to make sure the new promenade at Rhyl doesn't just look great, but that the surface dressing is done with minimum waste and maximum re-use.

The Enabling Zero Waste (EZW) team has been working closely with Coatech Ltd (a specialist contractor and applicator of resin floor and wall surfacing) to avert waste generated during the surface dressing of the West Rhyl Sea Defence works project.

The EZW project focussed on assessing options for diverting waste streams from landfill; looking for options to reduce, reuse and recycle all waste produced from the scheme. Key waste streams included plastics, pallets and waste aggregate and of particular interest in this scheme was to look for solutions to upcycle leftover aggregate.

Waste data and information is in the process of being collated and a case study report will be published within the next couple of months. But top line figures are –

  • Early analysis indicates that zero waste was sent to landfill
  • The majority of waste was recycled (including cardboard packaging, containers, plastic wrap)
  • 51 pallets were reused by local distribution businesses for packaging
  • 12 pallets were reused in a community garden scheme in Rhyl
  • The majority of leftover aggregate was reused in community projects

If you would like to find out more about Enabling Zero Waste please visit http://www.cewales.org.uk/current-programme/enabling-zero-waste/  ; follow @EZWaste_Wales or call a member of the team on 02920 493322.