Builder Scrap relaunches as Recipro

The building materials exchange service Builder Scrap has been renamed Recipro.

The service, based in Bromborough, Wirral, was launched in 2008 to enable builders to pass on surplus construction materials to others in the trade. It has evolved to benefit schools, charities and the general public.

The new name may also remove the unfortunate nickname in the construction community of builders' crap.

Recipro now works with the Centre for Construction Innovation and Salford University to measure the carbon and landfill reductions made by its members, and is also currently developing 'social impact reporting'.

Recipro is also developing a system for larger construction contractors to use on major sites and projects, which is being piloted throughout 2011.

Les Owens, managing director of Recipro, said: "We are really excited about the change as it demonstrates how far we have come from our beginnings as a website purely for small building companies to exchange left over materials amongst themselves. They can still do that, and it is those 5,000 members who have helped us to realise the potential and need for the service to encompass all levels of the industry, as well as local communities."

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