A commitment to work together towards significantly reducing plastic in the construction industry globally
Our Story – Our Charter
The Changing Streams Charter sets out our mission and ambition.
All companies who join our Membership Programme will be Charter members, and we will encourage you to share your progress with CS and the wider membership on your own progress to reducing plastic in the environment.
Changing Streams is a Community Interest Company in partnership with the University of Liverpool, committed to reduction of plastic in the construction industry.
Changing Streams and associates believe that the continued use of plastic in construction leads to significant and long term damage to the ecosystem at all levels.
Members and associates are expected to use their best endeavours to significantly reduce plastic in the construction industry, whether in design of the building, materials or packaging.
Changing Streams will develop interactive tools to support contractors, architects and designers, surveyors and anyone involved with commissioning buildings to understand and identify the extent of plastics a component in building materials and in associated functions in the industry. Associated members will help support the formation of these tools and use them in their own work as and where possible.
Changing Streams will actively research and support development and use of sustainable alternatives to current plastic components in building and will encourage dissemination of information about these. Associated members will help support this research as and where possible.
The development of Changing Streams CIC and delivery of the key objectives will be supported through defined levels of membership, including Charter Founder Members and supporting organisations and individuals.
Become a member
Changing Streams is looking to engage with forward-thinking companies that want to improve sustainability by reducing plastics and carbon from design and construction.
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!