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ICE CEnv Blog | How well do civil engineers reduce, reuse and recycle?

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Most people will have come across discussion of the importance of the three Rs in education: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. The foundation blocks of learning. As a sustainability professional, however, the three Rs have taken on a different meaning: reduce, reuse, recycle. And they’re implicitly taken to be an integral consideration for all projects.

Catherine Topliss CEnv
Director - Eastwood Consulting Engineers

This Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) blog was published for World Environment Day 2023, on the theme of #BeatPlasticPollution. This insightful blog sees Chartered Environmentalist Catherine Topliss reflect on the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle – within the context of civil engineering.

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