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Coatech works towards Zero-Waste Outcomes

Enabling Zero Waste

Coatech are pleased to announce their partnership with Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW) after being selected to work with them on the next phase of their Enabling Zero Waste project.

The aim of Enabling Zero Waste (EZW) is to encourage construction companies to generate less waste, reuse materials and use more recycled content and to establish if, and how, the construction industry can achieve the overarching strategy for waste in Wales of Zero-Waste to landfill.

Coatech will be working closely with the EZW team and specialist waste consultants at BQMC to assess options for diverting waste streams from landfill; looking for options to reduce, reuse and recycle all waste produced on an upcoming contract. Of particular focus will be our plastic and metal container waste, pallets and waste aggregate.

The contract in question is a public realm project for Principal Contractor Dawnus. Coatech will be installing approximately 3,100 m² of Resin Bonded Surfacing as part of the continued development of the sea defences and promenade on Rhyl seafront.

By undertaking the project, the aims are:
  • To understand and evidence when and how wastes occur during the construction process
  • To understand current strategies, methodologies and opportunities for the landfill diversion of on-site wastes
  • To work to develop solutions to prevent and minimise the generation of on-site waste, generating a reduction in waste management, disposal and landfill costs
  • To support changes to behaviour and processes that encourage prevention and minimisation of waste
  • To achieve site efficiencies from waste management opportunities/solutions
  • To disseminate the solutions and opportunities from the development of effective waste management strategies
  • To provide learning and education opportunities regarding alternative waste management techniques which can be disseminated for future projects ensuring continual benefits.

Emma Shufflebotham, Environmental Office for Coatech Limited said: “We are keen to develop our corporate environmental credentials and commit towards reducing and recycling waste on all our contracts. The public realm works on Rhyl seafront will be a great case study to evidence our efforts working towards a zero-waste outcome, and enable us to develop best practice that we can apply to all our other projects”

Director of the Construction Waste Programme at CEW, Paul Jennings commented: “CEW is delighted that Coatech Limited is the latest pioneering construction business to join the Enabling Zero Waste project and is committed to employing innovative ways of working to deliver a better built environment.”

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