Enabling Zero Waste Launch – Cardiff

24 Jun
Tuesday 24th June 2014
8am for registration; 8.30 start
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, Ely Harbour Ferry Road, Cardiff, CF11 OJS

Download: Agenda
Download: Paul Jennings – Presentation
Download: Site Presentations

The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies AM will officially launch Enabling Zero Waste, a Constructing Excellence in Wales – Construction, Demolition and Waste project.


What is the project?
Enabling Zero Waste is a Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) initiative designed to provide practical, positive and active intervention through the provision of professional waste management solutions targeted at a small number of Construction and Demolition projects in Wales.
CEW will work in collaboration with construction sites to offer practical intervention to the construction project and site teams to explore viable solutions of achieving zero waste.  We are working with four live construction sites:

  • Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff Bay (Kier Construction)
  • Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (John Weaver Contractors Ltd)
  • Millbank Primary School, Ely, Cardiff (W.R.W Construction Ltd)
  • Care Home, Newport (Castleoak Care Partnerships Ltd)

At the event, representatives from the organisations will describe their distinctive projects and offer an insight into how they plan to address the challenge of achieving zero waste to landfill throughout and how this will affect day to day practical and commercial operations.

The event will provide vital information and intelligence for those in the construction industry and this first in a series of events will disseminate achievements, challenges, obstacles and solutions and provide learning opportunities developing understanding of the feasibility of the Welsh Government Zero Waste target.

Project aims
The fundamental objectives of the Enabling Zero Waste project are to offer an active intervention at site providing mentoring and practical operational assistance to enable a reduction in site waste and to produce learning resources which demonstrate the viability of zero waste to landfill.

Specific outputs include:

  • A roadmap and worked examples that demonstrate if and how zero waste is achievable in the current context (2014) given parameters of practical and economic viability
  • BIM modelling and outputs
  • Site Waste Management Plans and input into BRE SMARTWaste learning
  • An ongoing, up to date and engaging communications campaign
  • A collection of testimony/ case studies/ evidence base of projects and examples
  • Educational tools/ resources for others to gain knowledge and behaviour change
  • Follow Enabling Zero Waste on Twitter @EZWaste_Wales for the latest updates and news about the project

Kier Construction have kindly offered guests attending the Enabling Zero Waste event the opportunity to visit the Ice Arena Wales development at the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay.  This is an optional additional element to the Enabling Zero Waste event, spaces are strictly limited and must be pre-booked.  Please advise us if you wish to visit the Ice Arena Wales development so that security access can be granted.  Participants wishing to visit the Ice Arena Wales site must bring their own PPE (hat, hi-visibility attire and safety boots)

How to Book: This event is free of charge for Club members but you must register in advance. To reserve your place please email CEWales Events  stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend.

Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 unless you have informed us by Monday 23rd June. We confirm numbers to the venue the day before the event and numbers cannot be amended we are charged in full for that amount.

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