Reducing Plastics in Construction Summit

Date: Thursday 2nd December   Time: 13:00-15:00   Location: Online (Zoom)

Please join us online this December for the inaugural ASBP Reducing Plastics in Construction Summit.

The event, held in partnership with our ASBP Reducing Plastics in Construction Group, will showcase the latest research, initiatives and solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics in the construction industry.

The ASBP’s 3rd annual Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo in February 2019 sought to explore the issues and impacts of plastic waste and pollution on our planet, and identify possible solutions and alternatives to help tackle the over-use of plastics within the construction industry.

Launched in April 2019, the ASBP Reducing Plastics in Construction Group is a cross-sector membership group, bringing together stakeholders from across the construction value chain to learn collaboratively and address plastics in construction issues, both in products and packaging.


13:00 Welcome from the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products – Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP

13:10 Plastics in Construction: An overview – Katherine Adams, Technical & Research Associate/Circular Economy Lead, ASBP

13:20 Session 1: Beyond single use plastics – Waste reduction and take back schemes

  • Circular takeback schemes – Jim Riley, Major Projects UK Sustainability Manager, Protec International
  • Reducing packaging waste for building products – Stephanie Palmer, Head of Sustainability, Wienerberger
  • Packaging waste in the housebuilding sector – Mark Turner, Consultant, Action Sustainability and Kieran Roche, Executive New Business Director, Valpak

13:55 Session 2: How can we make plastic products more sustainable?

  • Recycled plastics for furniture and fit-out – Emily Skinner, Project Manager, Smile Plastics
  • Flooring manufactured from waste plastic – Becky Gordon, Regional Sustainability Manager (UKIME), Interface

14:15 Short break

14:20 Session 3: How and where can we substitute plastic products

  • ‘Virtually plastic free’ houses – Carl Taylor, Assistant Director of New Business and Growth, Green Square Accord
  • Top alternatives to plastic construction products – Richard Broad, Projects & Communications Manager, ASBP

14:40 Q&A

15:00 Close


Becky Gordon

Becky Gordon

Regional Sustainability Manager UK, Ireland & The Middle East
Carl Taylor

Carl Taylor

Assistant Director of New Business and Growth
Green Square Accord
Emily Skinner

Emily Skinner

Project Manager
Smile Plastics
Jim Riley

Jim Riley

Major Projects Sustainability Manager
Protec International Ltd
Kieran Roche

Kieran Roche

Executive New Business Director
Mark Turner

Mark Turner

Action Sustainability
Stephanie Palmer

Stephanie Palmer

Head of Sustainability


  • ASBP members – FREE, registration essential
  • Member of partner organisation* – £10 + VAT
  • Non-member/General admittance – £20 + VAT

Following registration you will receive an email with joining instructions for the Zoom webinar (a few days before the event). If you have any queries, please contact

*ACAN, AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust, STBA, The Green Register and Woodknowledge Wales. 


Images L-R: Smile Plastics recycled plastic tiles; Protec Closed Loop take back scheme; Interface ReEntry carpet tile recovery initiative

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