How to make your construction business greener in 2021

14th January 2021

Long view of a road stretching ahead between green grass.

With the whole of 2021 ahead of you, the new year is the perfect time to make your construction business greener and reduce your impact on the planet. From recycled aggregates to sorting your waste, there are endless ways to make a difference.

Here are three great solutions to making your construction business greener.

Buy recycled aggregates

When it comes to construction projects, having the right materials is key. However, this doesn’t mean that you always have to purchase brand new products such as stone. Every time stone is quarried, that means raw materials are being taken from the source and in many areas, this is being replenished as a slower rate. Recycled aggregates are in theory second hand. They are still high-quality materials but have the added bonus of being more sustainable.

Be responsible with your waste

Whether you’re working on residential or commercial projects, you must be sensible with how you deal with your waste. Relying on waste management companies is a great way of ensuring that your rubbish ends up at the right place instead of landfill sites. Many companies will offer skip collection services which will include taking your waste to a recycling centre and sorting it so as much possible is reused and recycled.

Certify your projects

Taking steps to improve your environmental impact is a positive start so make sure to continue these high standards. By certifying your work and projects, you can guarantee that your work is meeting environmental expectations – certifications like BREEAM review and validate construction projects based on their sustainability. Not only will this show your dedication to being greener, but having approved standards will give off the right impression to your customers.

At Hazel & Jefferies , we’re dedicated to making your business sustainable by offering recycling services and sustainable products. We have the opportunity to regularly collect large volumes of materials that are suitable to be recycled into environmentally friendly aggregates – great for your pocket and the planet. Get in touch with us today for more information.

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