Environmental sustainability policies: is your construction hoarding design helping or hindering?
In the fast paced construction industry, environmental sustainability has increasingly become an important part of most companies’ strategies. In addition to creating a positive change in the environment, sustainability policies can also provide long term monetary savings, help establish thought leadership in the industry and generally create a positive standpoint among employees and stakeholders.
In fact, according to a study led by TCA, 85% of respondents said they are already taking steps to green their operations. Out of the 15% who didn’t take any steps, 76% said they were considering it in the following years. In the construction industry, the adoption of sustainability policies shows no signs of slowing down.
On the other hand, according to LEED, 35% of landfill waste comes from construction and demolition activities. This also includes waste produced by plywood and drywall construction hoarding. In this case, is your construction hoarding helping or hindering your environmental sustainability policies?
The good news is that innovations in construction hoarding design can help reduce the amount of landfill waste coming from construction sites. In this article, we will outline the role of environmental hoarding in sustainability policies and how using environmental hoarding can boost the implementation of the “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” principle.
REDUCE: Environmental hoarding can help improve construction waste management and reduce the use of natural resources.
Diverting plywood and drywall construction hoarding waste from the landfill can make a huge difference in the amount of waste produced by construction sites. The main advantage of environmental hoarding is that it can be used multiple times. Therefore, reusing environmental hoarding will not only reduce the amount of landfill waste, but it will also cut down on waste management costs, which is good for the environment and good for the budget too. Most importantly, the long term benefit of using environmental hoarding is that it will considerably reduce the amount of natural resources such as lumber that is used to manufacture plywood hoarding.
REUSE: Environmental hoarding can increase the amount of reused construction materials.
With an estimated lifespan of 10 years, environmental hoarding can be used multiple times before being recycled. This means that your second or third projects using environmental hoarding will benefit from the use of reused materials and will produce less waste.
RECYCLE: Environmental hoarding can increase the use of recycled content at the construction site.
Using environmental hoarding will not only increase the amount of reused materials, but also the amount of recycled content. The environmental hoarding panels are made from recycled plastics and, at the end of their life cycle, they never end up in the landfill. Instead, they are recycled into new hoarding or given a new purpose.
In conclusion, we encourage you to take a step back and look at the big picture of your environmental sustainability policies. Is your construction hoarding helping you achieve your environmental goals or setting you back?