Waste not want not! Our new upcycling initiative


Now that construction is well underway at four Plasdŵr developments, we’ve been thinking about ways in which we can re-purpose leftover materials, like piping and pieces of wood, to minimise waste and do something positive to help our neighbours.

With that in mind, and with the help of contractor Alun Griffiths, we’ve launched an upcycling initiative. Instead of being thrown away, any waste left over from construction at Alun Griffiths sites will be put to one side for local community projects in need of construction materials.

Katie Powis, Community Liaison Manager for Plasdŵr, said: “Sustainability has been a central focus throughout the planning of Plasdŵr. We want to make sure the development has a lasting positive impact on Cardiff, and the people who live here, for years to come. Part of that is thinking about how we deal with waste.

“We’re always looking for ways we can support our neighbours, so this initiative was the perfect way to combine community outreach with our commitment to sustainability. As Plasdŵr continues to grow, and the number of developments underway increases, we hope to expand on this and help as many community projects as we can.”

Welsh language nursery, Cylch Meithrin Pentrebaen, near our Cae St Fagans development, is the first project to benefit from the initiative. The nursery is planning to use the materials provided to make some improvements to the outdoor playground.

Iain Whitelock, Site Manager at Alun Griffiths, said: “We met with Cylch Meithrin Pentrebaen on site to find out exactly what they were hoping to do and what they needed. We can’t wait to see how the nursery looks when the work is finished. It’s really rewarding to see this waste going towards a good cause,and we hope this is the first of many projects to benefit from the scheme.”

To put your project forward for the upcycling initiative, please contact katie.powis@plasdwr.co.uk or call 07741194199.