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Soils & Stones Project

Event by: SocEnv and CIOB


58% of the tonnage received by landfills is soil waste. This figure represents the scale of the challenge in front of us if we are to protect our precious soils and achieve sustainable resource management. The good news is that there already exists a wealth of good practice on how best to reuse, recover and recycle soil material – we just need to ensure this reaches those who work with these valuable materials on a daily basis.

That’s where Society for the Environment’s Soils and Stones project comes in. Since 2019, the project has brought together experts from across sectors including construction, forestry, engineering, land management and agriculture.

In this CPD session, project lead Martin Ballard CEnv CEnv CMgr FIEMA will highlight case studies and codes of practice for soil reuse, soil health and ecological protection, including the Definition of Waste: Code of Practice (DoW CoP) and ten principles of good soils and stones management. In doing so, he will demonstrate the power of cross-sector collaboration to the benefit of our industry and environment.

Martin is Group Head of Environment for Wates, the built environment contracting, property retrofit/maintenance and development company. He leads on Resource Efficiency, working with its supply chain partners on soil and stones material reuse, remediation and waste performance, as well as Natural Environment and biodiversity net gain legacy. Martin’s purpose is to help people across all disciplines understand the part that they can play in a sustainable future and their resilience in changing environments.


17th April | 12noon -1pm BST


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