Love where you Live – Tackle Waste

Litter PickWith the launch of June’s Love where you Live anti-litter campaign EQ were out cleaning up in their local neighbourhood as per attached photo. Not many people think about the money in involved in waste.

Waste reduction is a very important issue for EQ  and everyone should get involved as not only does it  have environmental benefits it hits you all directly in your pockets.

The less waste we produce and have to pay to get rid of the more profitable we all are!

This applies not just to our construction sites but also our offices where sometimes we don’t think immediately of the wasted resources that end up in our bins but the majority of our generated waste from our offices we have also paid good money for (think of the paper, stationary, ink, milk tipped down the drain etc).

Waste can also end up as litter in our communities and this has a psychological impact on you whether you are aware of it or not.  Much research has been done about the positive impact that green spaces have on our well being but this is drastically reduced if that same green space is covered in litter.  And for those of you not buying any of this “green hippy stuff” here’s some firm financial data:

  • £1 billion pounds spent  a year on cleaning rubbish from our streets
  • £3 million pounds spent a year litter picking from the motorways
  • That’s £40 per bag of rubbish – the same cost to repair one of those pesky potholes that we all complain about on our roads.

Whilst bringing it back to the construction industry:

  • Waste management and disposal costs the industry the equivalent of 30% of pre-tax profits
  • 33% of all waste in the UK is accounted for by the construction industry
  • Landfill tax continues to rise as such the need to reduce waste costs is a valuable opportunity to improve profitability.

Talk to EQ on how we can work with you to improve your waste figures, increase profitability and enhance your communities.Love Where You Live