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In the UK the construction industry consumes more than 400 million tonnes of materials each year and generates over 100 million tonnes of waste. Around 30 million tonnes of this currently ends up going straight to landfill. Now consider what these figures might be if you included the rest of the world. We think this is unacceptable.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure."
What’s more, once a building is completed it continues to consume materials and produce waste; solid waste for recycling or disposal; emissions to air such as gases; and waste liquid. How can we better manage this use of our finite resources?
Our holistic approach to designing the built environment means the Waste Team at Buro Happold really understands how waste can fit into a building, environmental or civic management plan. The team has a deep insight in how waste can be minimised and resources made to go further and this allows us to provide practical and cost efficient solutions to many waste problems.
Our understanding of waste is intertwined with our knowledge of logistics, resulting in us being able to see otherwise unforeseen needs in new buildings and communities, unlocking hidden opportunities, enabling us to specify appropriate infrastructure that is integrated with and connected to the developments it serves.
Talk to us about delivering efficient, innovative and affordable solutions for all sizes and complexities of waste problems, both in the public or private sector.