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Waste Management Plan

A “Waste Management Plan” is prepared for each project. It defines the principles of waste management – it describes, among other things, the practices for handling hazardous and municipal waste, indicates the necessity of current removal from the construction site of waste generated as a result of works carried out by the Contractor, prohibits storing waste outside the construction site and obliges to ensure the shortest possible distance between the place of waste generation and waste sorting and recycling plants.

We aim to minimise the amount of waste generated at each stage of the project and to reduce the amount of landfill waste. Unibep Group companies are aware of the negative impact on the environment and human health, therefore they continuously work on reducing the negative effects of waste generation.

The Group constantly monitors the volumes of waste generated and the level of waste segregation at all permanent locations and construction sites.

Hazardous waste is subject to special monitoring. Environmental Services and internal auditors carry out periodic environmental reviews. External audits and inspections are also performed in the companies. The guidelines for minimum waste segregation levels for Unihouse S.A.’s construction sites and plant are being successively increased.
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The Unibep Group entities generate waste as part of their construction work. Only at Unihouse S.A. was most of the waste (1,807 t) generated at the plant, with a negligible amount of waste generated at construction sites (12.47 t).

Unibep S.A. and Budrex Sp. z o.o. generate waste as a result of the provision of services and/or activities in the field of line facilities, erection of residential and commercial buildings and others.

The waste generated at the Unihouse S.A. plant is mainly plasterboard, wood offcuts, chipboard and mixed construction waste. In contrast, waste generated during construction work is mainly soil, debris, wood, concrete rubble and mixed construction waste.

The company carries out environmental monitoring, which includes controlling the amount of waste generated. The degree of waste segregation at Unihouse S.A. is very high at 78%, while at Unibep S.A.’s residential and commercial construction sites it is 40%.

Hazardous waste is also generated, i.e. packaging containing residues of hazardous substances and mineral engine, gear and lubricating oils. All activities related to waste management, including hazardous waste, are carried out on the basis of applicable legislation and internal standards.

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The main products used to produce modular houses are wood, plasterboard and mineral wool. To minimise waste from these products, we use waste wood to create shelters on the plant premises. Wood is also used to make feeders, kennels, cat, hedgehog and insect houses, which we donate to public and other institutions. Our plant boiler room is fired by wood in the form of offcuts. Waste from plasterboard and mineral wool is collected by companies professionally engaged in the recovery of these products. We separate paper, cardboard and plastic waste and pass it on to recycling organisations.

WASTE MANAGEMENT ON SITE IS GOVERNED BY THE “WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Much of the waste generated on site is recyclable. For example, crushed concrete can be used as aggregate, removed reclaimed asphalt pavement can be reused as a bituminous mixture. Removed soil is reused on the construction site.

We are trying to achieve the highest possible level of waste segregation. On all residential and commercial construction sites in 2021, the level was 40%. We want it to reach 50% in 2022. In some of our projects, the level of segregation was above 80%.

All waste is forwarded to specialist companies which are verified for their waste management permits.

Paper and cardboard packaging and plastic from the Unihouse S.A. plant is handed over to companies that recycle such packaging. These companies issue documents confirming recycling.

Waste record sheets are used for official reporting. The level of segregation of construction waste generated by each business by construction site is also calculated on their basis.

The data collected on an ongoing basis makes it possible to monitor the amount of waste generated, calculate the level of waste segregated (e.g. wood, soil) and carry out actions to minimise the amount of waste.

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The total weight of waste generated by Budrex Sp. z. o. o. in 2021 was 69 tonnes.
Breakdown of the wieght of waste generated according to its composition [t]
17 09 04 – mixed construction waste 44,24
17 02 01 – wood 17,84
17 01 03 – other ceramic waste 2,50
other non-hazardous waste 1,94
hazardous waste 2,44

The total weight of waste generated by Unibep S. A. in 2021 was 68,535 tonnes.
Breakdown of the weight of waste generated according to its compostition [t]
17 05 04 – soil, including stones 52 977,00
17 09 04 – mixed construction waste 8 960,49
17 01 01 – concrete waste and concrete rubble 2 517,51
17 03 02 – bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned 17 03 01 1 949,19
17 02 01 – wood 1 007,37
17 01 07 – mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics 404,79
17 01 02 – brick rubble 347,56
17 06 04 – insulation materials other than those mentioned in 17 06 01 and 17 06 03 101,07
other non-hazardous waste 253,21
hazardous waste 16,54

The total weight of waste generated by Unihouse S. A. in 2021 was 1,819 tonnes.
Breakdown of the weight of waste generated according to its compostition [t]
17 05 04 – soil, including stones 52 977,00
17 09 04 – mixed construction waste 8 960,49
17 01 01 – concrete waste and concrete rubble 2 517,51
17 03 02 – bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned 17 03 01 1 949,19
17 02 01 – wood 1 007,37
17 01 07 – mixtures of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics 404,79
17 01 02 – brick rubble 347,56
17 06 04 – insulation materials other than those mentioned in 17 06 01 and 17 06 03 101,07
other non-hazardous waste 253,21
hazardous waste 16,54