VolkerFitzpatrick makes major impact on repurposing of waste wood

Incorporating the skills and innovation of our strategic supply chain partners is part of our collaborative approach, as we find ways to reduce waste across our sites.  Community Wood Recycling recently shared with us the results of our collaboration for 2022 which has made a major impact on the collection and reuse of waste wood from our sites across the UK. 

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Our latest Social and Environmental Impact report from Community Wood Recycling shows that, through the scheme, over 92 tonnes of wood have been collected from several of VolkerFitzpatrick's locations across the country during 2022. This not only helps reduce the cost of disposing the wood, but allows for the wood to be repurposed, recycled and reused, which in turn provides environmental benefits. In addition, an impressive 46 tonnes of CO2 have been saved through the scheme’s use of specialist collection trucks, which use half the fuel of a skip lorry.

Emma Ward, head of sustainability and inclusion at VolkerWessels UK, said: “By partnering with organisations such as Community Wood Recycling we continue our commitment to balance the needs of the environment and society alongside our development as a business.  Schemes such as this one help us to protect and enhance our natural environment, as we strive towards zero waste to landfill.”