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Tradesmen get help to profit through resource efficiency

Free building trades fact sheets available from Envirowise

Release date: 12/11/2009

Building tradesmen across the East of England can find out how to make valuable savings through resource efficiency and reducing waste, thanks to a new range of free fact sheets available from sustainability experts Envirowise.  

The construction industry is responsible for some 120 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste every year – around one third of all waste in the UK.

There are seven factsheets, each providing specific, tailored information for the following trade industries: labourers, bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, decorators, plasterers and carpenters. The factsheets can be downloaded for free at www.envirowise.gov.uk/construction.

Simon Best, Envirowise Regional Manager for the East of England said: “The new factsheets have been designed to help local small builders and tradesmen gain a better understanding of the simple and effective ways that can save money and help the environment.

“The guidance includes useful recommendations and practical measures that can be adopted on a daily basis including advice on waste management, efficient skip packing and ways to re-use materials effectively.”

In addition to the practical advice, the new fact sheets also highlight legislation that will impact on sole traders, along with details of organisations that can offer more help and advice.

To download the fact sheets free of charge, visit www.envirowise.gov.uk/construction or call the Envirowise Advice Line on 0800 585794, to order hard copies. For further advice on improving resource efficiency visit the website www.envirowise.gov.uk

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