Minister for Environment, Albert Jacob has announced increased funding to improve the use of recycled construction products.
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The Home in WA TV program featured a number of stories about resource recycling in the building industry. They can all be accessed here.
East Fremantle wanted to increase the proportion of C&D waste generated within its jurisdiction that is recycled. The town undertook a pilot trial of a Resource Kit for Recycling C&D Waste at domestic demolition projects. The kit contains information on recycling facilities for common C&D waste materials in the vicinity and is intended to assist owner/builders and/or project managers to recycle as much as possible. Report is available here.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry. UDIA is committed to sustainable urban development and has an EnviroDevelopment program, which is a national scientifically-based branding system designed to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and, thereby, select more environmentally sustainable developments.
EnviroDevelopment was launched in WA three years ago and has six elements covering Ecosystems, Community, Water, Energy, Waste and Materials. The standards required for EnviroDevelopment certification have been determined by a panel of government, industry and environmental experts.
Certification in any one of the EnviroDevelopment elements is a significant achievement, with a number of elements signifying a truly outstanding sustainable development project. Certification of the Waste element requires outstanding achievements in the management of waste products through comprehensive waste management procedures and practices to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
For detailed information on EnviroDevelopment click here.
The new Specifications Pavements 501 was launched on a site where recycled C&D waste makes up the road base for the works by City East Alliance on the Great Eastern Highway.
Shown from left to right: Peter Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Waste Authority; Brian Norris, Project Director, Main Roads WA; Marcus Geisler, Deputy Chairman of the Waste Authority; Hon Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for Environment.
The specifications can be found on the Main Roads website here.