Top of the tree!
As we progress along our circular economy journey, the more we learn as an organisation about the various processes and procedures in place around waste management and sustainability. This week at RMF we were introduced in greater detail to the Waste Hierachy, a guidance produced by DEFRA. The waste hierarchy gives top priority to preventing waste in the first place. When waste is created, it gives priority to preparing it for re-use, then recycling, then recovery, and last of all disposal e.g. landfil.
The aim of both DEFRA and WRAP guidance is firstly, aim to reduce the amount of waste you create. If waste is created, identify ways you can reuse the materials. Finally, if materials cannot be reused then collect them to recycle. Only dispose of waste as a last resort. WRAP have created a handy guide for contractors and sub contractors that can be found here.
At RMF we are at the top of the hierarchy shown below as we re-use where possible raised flooring systems previously destined for landfill
The benefits of reuse are not just enivronmental, in the case of raised flooring multiple parties can benefit from the re-use. With the core elements of a raised floor panel chipboard core and galvinised steel the incentive to shred or break apart each panel for sale is both timely and not cost effective (one tonne of dirty top and bottom steel is around £60 at weigh in). However, if the demolition contractor speaks to RMF they can save the fees, time, effort and transport costs of removing the raised floor as we will cover this cost for them. Also the end client can benefit from a cost saving on both demolition fees or for category B works we can install our RMF Eco Range at around a 20% cost saving vs new. The RMF Eco range comes tested, cleaned and fully warrantied installed onto an all new steel pedestal under structure for that peace of mind.
To further discuss the benefits of the re-use of raised floor on your next strip out or fit out project then just give us a call on 01926 425289
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