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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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In the news

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  • The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050
  • We’ve all got Brexit jitters, but few have them worse than those in the industry who rely on materials coming in from Europe. Jordan Marshall looks at what’s at stake for the supply chain and what steps different parts of the industry are taking to ensure access to the products they rely on
  • Innovative ways to use waste, such as duvets as insulation and oyster shells as tiles, are being realised by architect of the Waste House, Duncan Baker-Brown. Duncan is curating the Waste Zone at Futurebuild 2019

  • During this challenging time for funding for schools, NHS and not for-profit-organisations, Collecteco’s Steve Sliney looks at the many benefits of reusing materials and office furniture that often end up as waste
  • The first of a group of about 200 ‘leaders’ from business, government, academia and civic society have agreed to commit to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth a summit in London
  • London Waste and Recycling Board’s (LWARB) new office puts circular economy principles into action. Fitted out in just four weeks, the result is a smart, medium spec, working-space delivered for the same price as a traditional low spec fitout

  • On 19th November 2018 the highest-performing construction companies and suppliers in the UK and Ireland triumphed at the 2018 National Considerate Constructors Scheme Company and Supplier Awards.
  • The proposal, which has already prompted the resignation of two senior cabinet ministers, could cause “an unprecedented skills deficit”

  • A German research organisation has developed a way to reuse the country’s 5Mt of building rubble left over from construction each year
  • Offsite modular manufacturing may be seen as the solution to sector's productivity problem. With construction embracing new technologies, is Britain on the brink of a modular revolution?
  • Ocean plastic initiative Waste Free Oceans (WFO) has revealed the first emergency shelter made from recycled plastic, an experimental project that was presented at the Ecomondo circular economy fair in Rimini, Italy.
  • Offsite modular manufacturing may be seen as the solution to sector's productivity problem. With construction embracing new technologies, is Britain on the brink of a modular revolution?

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