Join us in our mission to reduce the use of plastic on a global scale
The manufacture and processing of plastic is carbon intensive. We need to address the link between plastic and achieving our net zero targets.
Plastic is everywhere. After packaging, the construction industry is the biggest polluter of our environment and our oceans in particular.
According to the latest reports the growth in plastic production is expected to triple by 2050. Waste is also a serious concern, as we generate circa 50,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste each year in the UK construction sector alone.
Join us to improve the sustainable resilience of your company and reduce the destructive effect that plastic is having on the environment and numerous species with which we cohabit the planet, and actively engage with us.
Why Become a member of Changing Streams
Because, like us, you are aware of the damage plastic is doing to the planet and its wildlife and you want to play your part in reducing this damage. Because after packaging, the construction industry is the biggest culprit.
Sustainability, net zero carbon and plastic are inextricably linked. As a member of Changing Streams, we will help you to design & build in planet-friendly ways which use less plastic and carbon, thereby becoming more sustainably resilient.
Let us help you on your journey to achieve a reduction in your use of plastic
What are the benefits of becoming a member?
Support for your Business
Networking with like - minded members of various disciplines within the construction industry thereby raising your industry profile
Being part of a community with common values and a unified voice to influence policy makers and shape best practices
Increasing your company’s visibility by including the Changing Streams logo on your literature and having your company’s logo on our website
Reducing the cost of plastic and general waste disposal from construction sites
Reducing the amount of Plastic Tax that you may have to pay in line with current UK legislation
Your membership entitles you to attend our workshops, round table discussions, networking and speaker events designed to address plastic reduction by project / product /supply chain / and design giving you the opportunity to share your issues and explore remedies with other members
Better Business Practice
Driving plastic reduction practices in line with national and regional environmental targets
Evidencing your corporate social responsibility and receiving assistance from us in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations
Assisting your Directors to comply with their statutory duties under S172(1)(d) of the Companies Act 2006
Complying with the ever -increasing requirements of tendering processes to illustrate your commitment to the sustainability agenda
Signing up to our charter to assist you when tendering for work
Research and Consultancy
By working with us and limiting your plastic usage, you should be able to increase your bottom-line profits and improve your competitive edge by: -
Unlocking Research and Development tax credits (up to 2 years retrospective catch up) to which you may be entitled – only 1% of construction-based SMEs currently submit R&D tax claims
Being kept informed about policy and regulation, alternatives to plastic usage, best practice case studies and latest sustainability issues by our specialist team
Through our partner company we can offer free advice and at your request give you preferential consultancy rates to address any specific issues you may have or perhaps to carry out a tailored audit of your plastic usage and advise ways that you can reduce it. The charge for this service will be agreed with you beforehand.
Changing Streams CIC was established in 2019 to tackle plastic pollution in industry. The construction sector was chosen as the first because after packaging, this industry is the largest user of plastics – generating over 50,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste each year, and that is only in the UK!