Video – Plastic Surgeon’s MD, Rob Mouser, discusses sustainability.
Sustainability in the building and construction industries is about balancing environmental, social and economic concerns as well as considering the impact that today’s decisions will have for future generations.
Plastic Surgeon is committed to sustainable construction and to minimising the impact we have on the environment. High quality #cosmetic repair is a sustainable hard surface repair option, it’s far more environmentally friendly, not to mention cost-effective, to repair rather than replace – and that goes for both refurbishment and new build projects.
Replacements cost more in terms of money, time and labour, and can significantly delay delivery of a project. Our cosmetic repairs help keep projects on time, on budget, and improve waste management, helping to achieve and maintain sustainable construction.
Corporate and Social Responsibility
By repairing damaged items and reducing waste we help companies achieve their targets for waste reduction. Our online hard surface repair reporting system can provide the facts. It shows our customers exactly how many tonnes of waste they have saved from landfill as well as supporting facts and figures.
Waste in the skip is not all we save. There are also the resources that went into making each item not to mention the labour and transport at every stage before finally fitting it into the building. The upstream CO2 footprint of almost any product used by the building industry is pretty impressive.
The construction industry is responsible for 120 million tonnes of construction, demolition and excavation waste every year – around one third of all waste in the UK.*
The cost of waste can be as much as £43/m2 in typical construction projects.†
For every tonne of household waste produced, commercial, industrial and construction businesses produce another six tonnes.#
*http://www.wrap.org.uk/construction/halving_waste_to_landfill/index.html † Source: Environment Agency 2008 “http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/waste/topics/