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Construction and Demolition Waste Management Practices and their Economic Impacts

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 1, 1999)

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 ...

Green demolition certification

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 13, 2006)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 3, 2012)

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 ...

Organics Recycling In North Carolina

by BioCycle Magazine  (Sep. 1, 2016)

A recent study by state agency analyzed organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. Findings show substantial organics recycling capacity. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) released a study in June 2016 analyzing the organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste ...

Mold and the Re-use of Demolition Materials

by Environmental Waste Management Associates LLC (EWMA)  (Apr. 15, 2010)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 16, 2009)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 20, 2005)

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 ...

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

by SAGE Publications  (Mar. 1, 2009)

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 ...

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

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 21, 2010)

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 ...

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

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 2002)

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

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Nov. 30, 2009)

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 ...

Casella Waste Systems: Moving towards zero waste

by Waste Advantage Magazine  (Jan. 1, 2012)

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Overbands supplied to SB Waste

by Master Magnets Ltd  (Feb. 18, 2008)

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 ...

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 - ...

On the prevailing construction waste recycling practices

by SAGE Publications  (Mar. 1, 2009)

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 ...

Halving construction waste to landfill by 2012

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Jan. 1, 2007)

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 ...

Solid waste sustainability related to building deconstruction

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 28, 2008)

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 ...

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