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Managing Waste Streams – reducing the environmental impact in the built environment

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Managing Waste Streams – reducing the environmental impact in the built environment

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This online webinar is hosted by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and will be delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University's Sustainability in Enterprise programme. The Sustainability in Enterprise programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). ERDF helps local areas to stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations.

The session will provide delegates an opportunity to ask questions, these will be answered throughout the webinar at an appropriate time.


Session Overview:

Waste management is a key focus within the construction sector, particularly as we see many developers, contractors and local authorities setting net zero targets. Also the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy aims ‘to eliminate avoidable waste of all kinds by 2050’ in England, which includes waste from a wide variety of sectors such as plastics, textiles, food and includes construction, will bring additional demands to the sector.

This session will explore what this means for the construction sector.

What will be covered:

How adopting a lean construction approach can maximise value and minimise waste - Dr Ehsan Asnaashari, Senior Lecturer in Construction Management at the Nottingham Trent University

Removing waste by focusing on flow productivity - Paul Ebbs, Operational Change Manager, Smart Motorways Programme Alliance, Highways England

Real life examples of the 8 wastes we have found on Highways England construction projects - Neal Symmons, SMP Alliance | National Highways: Lean Technical Manager

Neal is a highly experienced and disciplined Civil Engineer and Continuous Improvement leader, with a proven track record having worked on and led a variety of multi-million pound major schemes in the United Kingdom and the Middle East. With over 10 years’ experience in the deployment of Lean-Sigma in the construction industry gained working for both Contractors, Consultants and large government Clients.

A waste manager’s perspective to gain insight into the true cost of waste, relevant current (and future) legislation, and embedding the waste hierarchy in your approach - Daniel Shearstone, Head of Brokerage, ENVA Ltd

How Nottingham Trent University working with their supply chain, and the wider local economy to reduce carbon emissions - Robyn Thompson, Sustainability Consultant at Nottingham Trent University

With thanks to:

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National highways - SMP alliance logos

Booking information

To reserve your place please complete the booking form on the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce website.

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