The Net Waste Method, developed by WRAP as a standard metric for measuring progress towards ‘waste neutrality’, was been created in conjunction with key industry players. The document The Net Waste Method - Testing a new standard for measuring neutrality sets out to introduce the concept and provide an overview of the rationale behind the Net Waste Method.
In simple terms, ‘waste neutral’ is where the value of construction materials wasted is matched by the value of additional reused and recycled content employed on a project. Adoption of this approach promotes consideration of all aspects of materials efficiency: reducing waste, recycling waste that does arise and using materials with recycled content.
The Net Wate Method focuses on the commercial as well as the environmental costs of waste. In particular, it highlights where companies can reduce costs and increase profits through greater efficiency. It also supports the demonstration of Corporate Social Responsibility.