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NASC launches £30,000 mental health first aid training fund

The NASC has created a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training.

The fund gives NASC members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of completing a mental health first aid course.  

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Boningale Ltd develops innovative plastic pot recycling process

Boningale Ltd has developed an innovative plastic plant pot recycling process for use by clients, preventing pots from being sent for landfill.

Currently, plastic plant pots containing carbon black pigment are not widely accepted in kerbside collections, meaning many pots are sent to general waste, with landfill as a final destination. With an estimated 500 million plastic pots in circulation every year, the issue is far-reaching, and has contributed to a stigma around industry attitudes towards waste management and recycling. Boningale Ltd’s Potback aims to minimize these issues by reducing the number of pots sent to landfill. 

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Build UK starts 2020 in style with high profile new members

Build UK enters the new year having consolidated its position as the voice of UK construction by welcoming into membership a number of major client and contracting organisations, including Laing O’Rourke and Transport for London (TfL).

This follows a successful 2019 in which the Government-sponsored Construction Leadership Council (CLC) endorsed a number of Build UK initiatives aimed at driving change in construction, breaking new ground in areas such as pre-qualification, contractual practice, and retentions.

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University unveils building brick made from 90% recycled construction waste

A Scottish university has unveiled the world's first building brick that's made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste. 

The K-Briq produces a tenth of the CO2 emissions of a traditional fired brick, uses less than a tenth of the energy in its manufacture and can be made in any colour.

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ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners of the 2019 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Thursday, 5 December at an Awards Lunch held in the Pavilion at the Tower of London. The awards were presented by ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins to companies and individuals judged to have contributed to the advancement of the passive fire protection sector.

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