Government-backed body issues new version of Recycled Content Toolkit after input from Cyril Sweett, Davis Langdon and Faithful + Gould

Recycling and materials advisory body WRAP has launched a new version of its online recycled Content Toolkit. The move follows advice offered by QS firms Cyril Sweett, Davis Langdon and Faithful + Gould.

The toolkit offer consultants and contractors the opportunity to assess and report on their achievements with regards to recycled content and waste management. The new toolik has sections dedicated to sectors such as housebuilding, infrastructure, refurbishment and new-build.

WRAP claimed that the toolkit would greatly assist anyone putting forward an business case for sustainable procurement. The body added that a growing number of clients were setting requirements for recycled content including the Scottish Executive, Yorkshire Forward, Welsh Health Estates and Building Schools for the Future.

“The V2.0 Recycled Content Toolkit is an important resource for contractors looking to meet these requirements and effect practical change to current environmental statistics,” said Dr David Moon, WRAP programme manager for construction procurement."

Dr David Moon, WRAP
Dr David Moon, WRAP

He added: “This upgraded version of the toolkit will allow organisations to aggregate and report on their achievements across multiple construction projects and identify opportunities to increase recycled content on three benchmark levels; standard, good and best. We hope that resources such as this will help the wider construction industry to implement environmental good practice and respond to waste targets without increasing the cost of their materials.”