The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) plans to reuse or recycle 90 per cent of the waste created through the ‘big build’ phase of the construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park, it announed yesterday.
Dan Epstein, ODA Head of Sustainable Development and Regeneration said: “We have exceeded our target for reclaiming materials from the demolition and clearing of the site, much of which has been used to create the correct land levels and roads within the Olympic Park.”
“As we move into the construction phase, we have set ourselves another incredibly ambitious target to recover and reuse or recycle 90 per cent of the construction waste. This is unprecedented for a development of this size, scale and complexity.”
The ODA has also developed a new integrated Environment and Sustainability Management System which has been certified to the international standard for environmental management systems, a move it says is a first for a project of this size.
Commenting on the accreditation Epstein said it would “give the assurance that our ambitions for sustainability and environmental management are monitored, audited and delivered.”
Veolia Environmental Services has been awarded the contract for waste management for the project and will establish a centralised waste management service and a waste consolidation centre on the site. ODA officials say all waste created by the construction activities will be recovered and reused or recycled and diverted away from landfill.