North Wales merchants' plasterboard pledge

Published:  03 March, 2010

DYSERTH: Thorncliffe Building Supplies is supporting the 'Plasterboard Pledge' campaign to encourage builders to be more environmentally aware.

Tim Harper, managing director of Thorncliffe Building Supplies, said: "We are delighted to be part of this campaign, as it's important to remind our customers that they have a responsibility to ensure that all building and trade waste is disposed of in a safe and responsible way."

NetRegs, a partnership between the Environment Agency Wales and the other UK environmental regulators, visited the Rhyl area to launch a national awareness campaign in which it joins forces with builders' merchants across Wales to bring sole traders up-to-date with environmental legislation.

The website, http://www.netregs.gov.uk, provides free environmental guidance and aims to help small and medium-sized businesses across Wales to understand what they need to do in order to comply with environmental law.

Emma Mason, NetRegs spokeswoman for Wales, said: "We're visiting builders' merchants across Wales to speak with traders about the importance of complying with environmental laws, and to make it easy for them to do so.

"We're asking businesses and traders to sign the Plasterboard Pledge, which involves subscribing to our free monthly newsletter via the NetRegs website."

She added: "Subscribing could mean they save on average £2600 a year by saving time on keeping up-to-date with legislation and complying with environmental law."

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