The organisation has published the results of two waste surveys from 2012 that reveal that an estimated 3.4 Mt of waste was produced by the Welsh construction and demolition (C&D) sectors and 3.7 Mt by the industrial and commercial (I&C) sectors.
The report was produced by RSK in partnership with subcontractor Urban Mines. The surveys took place over six months and involved assessing a quota of companies from a predetermined sample frame that accounted for industrial classifications and employee-size bands. Overall 2,000 businesses were surveyed (1,540 in the I&C sectors and 457 in the C&D sectors). After survey completion in January this year, RSK produced the report and used the data to create the required graphs and tables to show the headline results.
RSK, a global environmental, health, safety and ground engineering consultancy, has worked on the waste survey reports since April 2013 when it teamed up with subcontractor Urban Mines. RSK took on a project management role and was responsible for data analysis and report writing; Urban Mines coordinated the management of the surveys.
John Fry, waste adviser for National Resources Wales, said:
“I would like to thank both companies for their hard work and contributions since the project began and the support received throughout the project.
“Businesses know that the key to economic sustainability is keeping costs down and better management of resources, and waste is no exception.
“The results from these surveys are encouraging in part but there is an opportunity to do more.”
RSK director Warren Percival stated, “Our team worked hard to ensure the project kept to budget and timescales. Reviewing and communicating the data in a readily digestible format was a real challenge given the volume of data gathered. We are glad to see the results adding value and look forward to the next project.”
You can access the full surveys by following the links below:
For more information, please contact
Alison Brough, principal environmental consultant, RSK
T: 01928 726006