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Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) is helping the construction industry cut costs and increase efficiency through the better use of materials and reduction of waste.

Contact information

Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
The Old Academy
21 Horse Fair
OX16 0AH
United Kingdom


CPD booking contact

Mrs Emily Gardner
Tel: +44 (0) 1295 817881

Approved CPD materials

Designing out Plasterboard Waste
Type: Online Learning/E-learning portal
This online learning CPD aims to help architects:
  • Recognise that plasterboard waste can be reduced
  • Understand what action can be taken to reduce plasterboard waste such as: a. how design and specification selection can influence plasterboard waste in terms of board selection, thicknesses and sizing; b. supply chain collaboration and integration to stimulate further waste reduction initiatives; and c. recognise the need for supply chain collaboration and integration to stimulate further waste reduction initiatives
  • Appreciate the business and financial case for reducing plasterboard waste
  • Appreciate the need for further work to reduce plasterboard waste
  • Consider and advise upon measures that can be adopted to reduce plasterboard waste
Designing Out Waste: A Design Team Guide
Type: Literature
Recent research by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has identified the important contribution that designers can make in reducing construction waste through their design decisions. This guide outlines the case for design teams taking action to design out waste in construction projects, provides a detailed explanation of the five key principles and how they can be applied at project level. It also gives examples of opportunities for designing out waste in different elements of a building, and how designers have in practice achieved significant waste reductions.
Less Waste, Sharper Design: Reducing Construction Waste Through Design
Type: Course
Effectively a one-day workshop introducing architects and other construction professionals to the concepts surrounding Materials Resource Efficiency (MRE) and the impact that designers can have upon the success (or failure) of waste minimisation or materials reuse.

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