Birmingham City University has become one of the first universities in the country to commit to reducing the amount of construction waste it sends to landfill.
The university’s City Centre Campus Project has signed up to the WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Halving Waste to Landfill voluntary agreement.
This means that the organisers of the project will set targets to reduce the amount of construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill by 2012.
The project is a £150 million development that will include fully operational television studios, a library, art and design workshops, performance theatre, lecture theatres and a learning resource centre.
The new site will incorporate cutting edge technologies to enhance the student experience and support business engagement.
The project team are currently working with WRAP to identify what levels of waste are sent to landfill on similar projects and will then set targets.