ProjectDIVERT facilitates recovery of surplus PPE to benefit students learning trades.
Encore Environment, together with its client Project7, a leading new-build, refurbishment and logistics contractor, is delighted to facilitate the donation of surplus personal protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats and high-visibility jackets, from its London Stadium project, to West London College.
At the beginning and end of the UK football season, the London stadium seating converts from a football layout, to an all-purpose stadium. Project7 manages the project and identified a number of PPE as being surplus to requirements. Encore Environment who provide them with environmental consultancy and waste management services, used its pioneering ProjectDIVERT app, to then connect the donation to West London College.
West London College is spread over five campuses, amongst which is the West London Construction Academy (WLCA), one of the UK’s first academies specifically built to teach construction skills. The PPE will benefit students learning a wide range of skills, from bricklaying and plastering to baseline carpentry and kitchen fitting, as well as working on a live site.
“We are so pleased with this ProjectDIVERT,” said Rachel Rowley, managing director at Encore Environment. “Many students will benefit from these items which may have ended up in a skip if it wasn’t for Project7’s team thinking about best environmental practice, sustainability and having a positive impact on the local community. We are happy to have been able to facilitate this!”
For more information about ProjectDIVERT please see here.