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Resource efficiency

Resource efficiency action plans (REAPs)

The masonry resource efficiency action plan (REAP) was developed as part of a WRAP sponsored project where three plans were developed covering clay bricks/ blocks, ready mixed and masonry concrete.

The project identified 18 different actions needed to improve resource efficiency across the masonry concrete industry supply chain. Download the masonry sector REAP report.

Resource efficiency is an important component of the wider ranging sustainability agenda. The REAPs cover the whole life of the product: from sourcing of constituents, production, transport, construction, maintenance and end of life.

Since it covers the whole life, participants in the REAP extend beyond the material producers to include for example logistics, designers and demolition contractors.

In March 2017, the first progress report for the REAP initiative was published. Find out more at

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