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Lib Dems highlight importance of green jobs and innovation in construction

Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg yesterday visited maker of EcoSheet, 2K Manufacturing in Luton where he talked about the importance of green job creation and innovation in the construction industry.

His party are also calling for better bank financing of green businesses to support a ‘fairer and greener economy’.

2K Manufacturing’s Chief Executive Officer Omer Kutluoglu explained to Nick Clegg how they produce EcoSheet, a plywood replacement made entirely from waste plastic, and its environmental and economic benefits to the construction industry.

Omer also highlighted how many of the leading British construction companies have embraced the potential of using EcoSheet as an alternative to plywood.

He said: “The UK construction industry currently disposes of millions of sheets of plywood a year in landfill creating a significant cost to the industry, a practice that is not sustainable from an economic or environmental point of view.”

“Our EcoSheet product provides a viable alternative for constructors and the industry is fast recognising this, as is evident in our developing partnerships with many major building contractors and house builders. They have quickly come to recognise 2K Manufacturing and EcoSheet as an example of British green engineering at its best.”

“2K is exactly the sort of green, job-creating British business that we need to be helping during the recession.”

Liberal Democart Party leader Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg added “2K is exactly the sort of green, job-creating British business that we need to be helping during the recession.”

“Products like EcoSheet will support our green stimulus plan, which will also bring a quarter of a million empty homes back into use, providing a welcome boost to the hard hit construction industry as well as tackling the shortage of affordable housing,” said Clegg.

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