Reducing Waste in the Construction Sector
Friday, October 28th, 2022
EnvironFocus is excited to announce its new collaboration with Carlisle Construction Materials to help reduce landfill waste generated by the construction sector in Canada by implementing a recycling program. Carlisle is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of building materials and technologies to better equip residential and commercial spaces and has been operating for over 100 years. With values that strongly align with EnvironFocus such as teamwork, respect, integrity, and the admiration for constant learning, we are proud to collaborate with Carlisle.
EnvironFocus’ mission is to help organizations develop and implement innovative solutions to improve their brand reputation and reduce their business risk in the communities they serve, translating to increased market share while protecting the environment and the well-being of the people. We are excited to help Carlisle continue to uphold their high standards of sustainability for their team and their clients.
The Need For Waste Management in Construction
With urbanization growing, we rely heavily on construction companies to contribute to our built world. Unfortunately, this construction industry also generates large quantities of waste, which need to be managed properly in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of these built worlds. The construction and demolition industries account for 27% of municipal solid waste. Not only does this contribute to landfill shortages, but it also takes up space that could be used to build new infrastructures, whereas 75% of that waste could be recycled (Yeheyis et al., 2012). The construction industry also consumes 32% of the world’s resources. By not recycling we are essentially wasting these resources and energy that could have otherwise been reused.
The Recycling Program
In order to address this waste management issue in the construction sector, the team of sustainability experts at EnvironFocus has been working with Carlisle to establish an innovative metal recycling program. This program will center around reducing landfill waste generated by the commercial roofing industry through a take-back scheme involving all Carlisle’s contractors in Canada, in order to promote the recycling of their metal packaging wastes. Through the take-back scheme, contractors will be offered a convenient and easy metal recycling option that will reduce the number of empty canisters, drums, and buckets that would have ended up in landfills. This program was designed to help Carlisle’s customers save money while doing good for the planet and contributing to a healthy environment. Our objective is to reduce the environmental impacts of the metal scraps generated as a by-product of their business activities.
EnvironFocus will provide this on-demand recycling program by coordinating interactions between Carlisle’s contractors in Canada with local scrap yards to ensure the smooth collection and recycling of their metal containers. Through this streamlined process, Carlisle will be able to recycle their metal scraps more efficiently and be more proactive in managing their environmental impact.
Simple Steps to Follow – Contractors
Contractors can partake in this program by completing a simple set of steps:
Step 1: Prepare your Metal Containers for pick-up
1.1 Empty and Dry containers
1.2 Knock out valve to depressurize the cylinders.
1.3 Remove lids from drums and buckets.
1.4 Split the spray can in half/ Puncture a hole in the can.
Step 2. Schedule Pick up
Click here to do the following:
2.1 Provide your contact information
2.2 Register your empty metal container
2.3 Pay for pickup
EnvironFocus and Carlisle Construction Materials are committed to working together towards a better environment, less waste in landfill, and giving new life to valuable resources. If you would like to enhance the waste management of your organization, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be delighted to assist you. To find out more about the recycling program or other EnvironFocus initiatives, visit our website.
(833) 939-8435 EXT. 0
Yeheyis, M., Hewage, K., Alam, M. S., Eskicioglu, C., & Sadiq, R. (2012). An overview of construction and Demolition Waste Management in Canada: A lifecycle analysis approach to sustainability. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 15(1), 81–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-012-0481-6
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