demolition waste Articles

  • Construction and Demolition Waste Management Practices and their Economic Impacts

    The European Commission has funded a report called 'Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts'. The project was undertaken by SYMONDS GROUP (United Kingdom) in association with ARGUS (Germany), COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners (Denmark) and PRC Bouwcentrum (the Netherlands). Basic aim of the project was to investigate the quantities of construction ...

  • Green demolition certification

    This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate 'sustainable' building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any project meeting all prerequisites and earning 25 or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

    Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies combine the empirical waste assessment data or waste ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mold and the Re-use of Demolition Materials

    The presence of mold during construction, occupancy,or demolition of a building can have significant effects on a project’s cost, timing, and public perception. Mold is a type of fungus and is included in the same family as yeasts and mushrooms. Molds are naturally occurring microscopic organisms that are most often associated with damp, musty spaces like bathrooms, basements, and attics. Mold ...

  • Indicators to assess the recovery of natural resources contained in demolition waste

    Demolition waste materials are one of the major industrial waste deposits in many countries and represent an important quantity of potential resources that are not exploited, because the major part of these wastes go to landfill. Indeed, recycling or recovery of demolition waste can reduce the need of primary natural resources. This article gives indicators and a method to analyse demolition ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Similarities and synergies between mineral processing and recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

    Recycled aggregates from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) can replace natural aggregates in applications such as road construction and concrete production, but in the latter instance there are stringent quality requirements. This paper proposes the application of mineral dressing concepts to the characterisation of C&DW. The main strengths and drawbacks of dry and wet separation processes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Construction and demolition waste processing in Athens, Greece: a pilot demonstration

    Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDWs) constitute a waste fraction, which is quantitatively at least as high as municipal solid waste in Greece and other countries. This paper presents the current situation on CDW management in Greece and focuses on the results from the operation of a pilot processing plant. CDW was collected from construction crews at several demolition sites, which included: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benefits to groundwater quality by diverting construction and demolition wastes from landfills

    The objective of this report is to evaluate the effects to groundwater by diversion of solid wastes from landfills. The focus is directed to the diversion of solid wastes from construction and demolition landfills associated with deconstruction and demolition projects. The environmental benefits of this diversion are discussed including groundwater contamination issues. Additionally, diversion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Review of Selected Waste Streams: Sewage Sludge, Construction and Demolition Waste, Waste Oils, Waste from Coal-fired Power Plants and Biodegradable Municipal Waste

    Five waste streams are reviewed in this technical report: sewage sludge, construction and demolition waste, waste oils, waste from coal-fired power plants and biodegradable municipal waste. The review focuses on the quantities of wastes produced and on systems used to collect and treat them in several European countries and ...

  • Wood waste market in the UK

    The purpose of this project was to undertake both market and economic assessments for wood waste in the UK. The two sections of this report are described separately below. This section first identified gaps in wood waste estimates and then presented an approach for closing identified gaps. A review of current publicly available literature confirmed that there are a range of estimates available ...

  • Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

    Started in 1975 as a single truck operation in Rutland, VT, Casella Waste Systems now stands as one of the leading waste and recycling companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,700 people. The company owns and/or operates 31 solid waste collection operations, 29 transfer stations, 17 recycling facilities, nine Subtitle D landfills, three landfill gas-to-energy facilities, one landfill ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Waste Generation and Management

    Abstract Reported total waste generation within the EU and the European Free Trade Area increased by nearly 10% between 1990 and 1995, while economic growth was about 6.5% in constant prices. Half the waste comes from the manufacturing industry and construction and demolition activities, while municipal waste, mining waste and waste from other sources each contribute about one sixth of the ...


  • Construction Waste Recycling

    Construction Waste Recycling,Construction Waste Plant | Machine Construction waste recycling and demolition materials produced at a construction location are increasingly significant. The environmental advantage of recycling can be considerable. A great deal of this energy savings result from reduced utilization of natural ...


  • All Waste is not created equal

    If you live in a house, apartment or similar abode, you produce waste. Right? You probably can't go a week without producing waste. All kinds of waste. Call it trash if you want. It's still waste. And if you don't live where recycling is mandatory or there is no outlet for your voluntary environmental tendencies, everything goes into the trash - bottles, cans, cardboard, plastics, bottle caps, ...


  • Overbands supplied to SB Waste

    Master Magnets Ltd has recently supplied a permanent and an electro Overband Magnet to a major waste recycling company in Wolverhampton known as SB Waste Management & Recycling Ltd. SB Waste Management & Recycling Limited is one of a largest independent skip hire and recycling companies and was established in 1984. They have vast experience in the recycling industry collecting construction and ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • Halving construction waste to landfill by 2012

    Government and industry have proposed halving the amount of construction,demolition and excavation waste sent tolandfill by 2012 (“1/2W2L”), as a result of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. How might this be achieved and what will the impact be? Policy targetsIn England, the Government’s Waste Strategy and draft Sustainable Construction Strategy both propose the target of 1/2W2L. ...

  • On the prevailing construction waste recycling practices

    Waste generated from construction and building demolition work constitutes about 68% of all solid waste generated each year in South East Queensland. Consequently, it has created a serious waste management problem. The State Governments of Victoria and New South Wales have been encouraging the use of recycled materials from construction and related waste; they have also promulgated specifications ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Solid waste sustainability related to building deconstruction

    This paper discusses various issues of sustainability in relation to solid waste and building deconstruction. Four major themes are researched: (1) the major challenges in the deconstruction and demolition processes, (2) the monetary and social impacts of deconstruction, (3) the decision criteria for deconstruction vs. demolition and (4) the strategic issues in deconstruction and lessons learned ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New solid waste definition proposed

    When the Boiler MACT rule was vacated in 2007, one key element in the court challenge was that many non-fossil fuel materials burned in industrial boilers should be classified as solid wastes and regulated accordingly. Along with the recently proposed Boiler MACT and rules for commercial/industrial/solid waste incinerators (CISWI), EPA proposed criteria to determine whether non-hazardous ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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