Green Week: Waste Management Case Studies

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Panoramic Restaurant

►B&M Waste Services

Brunner Mond

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

Asset & Land Group

North West Recycling


▼Trustland Group

The Trustland Group, a construction firm based in Bromborough, Wirral, required a new office to be fitted on a mezzanine floor to accommodate a growth in staff numbers.

Half-glazed office partitioning was deconstructed from a client project and installed around the outer edge of the mezzanine. As well as 22 office partition sections, three fire doors were installed along with three large radiators.

Although the ceiling tiles were purchased new to avoid a patchwork effect, the grid was reused. Shelving, insulation and plasterboard were also reused, or surplus from previous projects.

Desks and swivel chairs were also returned from another project and used in the furnishing of the office.

The end result was a success, with the office now being used by several members of staff.

What was reused?

  • 22 Partitioning panels
  • 3 Firedoors
  • 3 Radiators
  • 60 m² Ceiling grid
  • 75 m² Insulation
  • 5.1 m Softwood battens
  • 15 sheets Plywood
  • 40 m² Plasterboards
  • 50 m² Plywood/hardboard
  • Office furniture

If purchasing these materials new, they would have cost £14,010

To have disposed of them, they would have equalled 3816 kg to landfill

The volume of these items would have filled approximately two roll on, roll off skips at a cost of £500 each plus 3 men for one day at £480.

TOTAL SAVING = £15,490

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