Welcome to the Construction Recycling Alliance’s website. The construction industry is responsible for producing one third of the UK’s total waste every year – some 120 million tonnes. It is estimated that 85% of this waste can be reduced, reused or recycled.
The Construction Recycling Alliance is an umbrella organisation that represents companies within the construction industry who are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling unwanted material. In joining the CRA each member adheres to the following pledge:
‘We are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling waste material generated by our construction related operations. We pledge to maximise reuse and recycling rates wherever possible by utilising the latest methods and technologies available. We seek to comply with all guidelines and regulations relating to recycling within the construction industry and regularly review our corporate policies and procedures to ensure adherence.’
The CRA supports its members by sharing innovative recycling techniques, disseminating guidelines and regulations as well as liaising with policy makers at local, regional and national levels.
For businesses whose workforce is primarily office-based there is the Corporate Recycling Alliance.
The Corporate Recycling Alliance (CRA) is a new trade association for enterprises which are committed to reducing, reusing and recycling their office-generated waste beyond the legal minimum. CRA membership is available to any organisation whose principle operations are office-based and are able to meet the CRA’s strict criteria relating to environmentally sound procurement, use and disposal of office consumables.
Enterprises interested in joining the Corporate Recycling Alliance as either a Corporate Member or an Approved Supplier should visit the CRA's website www.corporaterecycling.org where further information including application forms can be accessed.