Introducing The Construction Waste Portal
A new platform to enable better forecasting and management of project waste, deliver significant carbon savings for the public sector and help to minimise the environmental impact of construction.
With the construction sector currently accounting for around 60 million tonnes of waste annually – around two thirds of the UK’s total output.
The construction industry also currently loses almost £1.4bn per year in profit though overspend on waste. Alongside significant potential savings for the public purse, proper waste management supports the circular economy through sustainable use of resources.
At any one time, we are performance managing the delivery of more than 1,800 publicly-funded projects across the UK. To ensure these are delivered in the most sustainable, environmentally-conscious way, we have agreed terms to acquire the Construction Waste Portal – a digital crowdsourcing platform designed to help contractors predict, plan and prevent construction waste through intelligent data use.
The portal also provides a direct connection with waste management specialists, who can help to deal with project waste appropriately and was recently featured by the UK Green Building Council as an innovative environmental platform.
It will enable our delivery partners, and in turn clients, to better forecast and manage project waste, further strengthening the value that can be unlocked using our construction, consultancy and civil engineering frameworks.
Sitting alongside the recently launched Net Zero Navigator, MySCAPE client extranet and the Social Partnership Portal - a platform connecting project commissioners to a network of accredited social suppliers, the new portal will support our ambitious sustainability targets, offering clients a better way to build.
The portal has been built after assessing data from almost 1,000 completed projects across the UK and it is the latest investment in digital innovation. John Logan, founder of the portal will also join our team as a part of the acquisition, further strengthening our sustainability credentials with specialist waste management experience and knowledge.
We’re committed to doing everything we can to help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and improve the sustainable use of resources. This reaffirms our promise to continuously reinvest in the services we provide to clients and to support a more socially responsible construction industry in the future.
group chief executive
In the wake of the new Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26 and the introduction of the Environment Bill in the UK, this industry-disrupting, intelligent portal provides a simple route to sustainable resource management and we are looking forward to seeing its application and benefit to clients' projects very soon.
The core principle of the portal is to apply data science so that contractors can produce accurate forecasts and prioritise the reduction of waste over and above recycling it. In sharing these values, SCAPE is the perfect partner for embedding the platform as a central feature in the industry’s strategy on waste; connecting construction partners to the best resource management companies across the UK.
founder of Construction Waste Portal