construction waste News

  • Best options for disposing construction waste

    A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste Framework Directive1. About 6.3 million tonnes of ...

  • SEPA construction waste disposal warning

    All waste arising from construction work must be disposed of legally. This was the message from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today, after a site agent of a construction company was recently fined for knowingly causing the disposal of waste when there was no waste management licence in place.  Mr William McArthur was fined £500 at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Tuesday 1 April ...

  • Seminar on ‘Waste’ Soil from Construction

    Consultancy firm STATS Limited has announced details of the next in a series of highly popular half-day seminars. Located at the University of Hertfordshire Fielder Centre on 20th November 2007, the seminar title will be:Sustainable Remedial Solutions: Treatment, Re-use and Disposal of ‘Waste’ Soil STATS Director Jon Clark believes that this seminar is particularly well timed, adding, 'The ...


    By STATS Limited

  • Aim to reach waste neutrality in construction

    A tool measuring performance towards 'waste neutrality' in construction has been launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The guide is aimed at helping professions working in construction to achieve 'waste neutrality' by considering factors such as where the value of construction materials wasted is equal to the value of additional reused and recycled content used on a project, ...

  • Baselines for measuring construction waste revealed

    Methods for establishing baselines for both construction waste to landfill and carbon emissions on construction sites have been revealed by the Strategic Forum for Construction. It is hoped that having these methods in place to establish baselines will provide a step forward for meeting the targets of the Strategy for Sustainable Construction, launched in 2008. The strategy included targets on ...

  • MSW/Paper Mill/Construction Waste Recycling Solution

    With the new decades biggest challenge being preserving the nature and using the technologies to optimise the benefits which will help us in creating lesser bio waste and reducing dependency on highly pollutant products. We have recently completed a techno- commercial study for MSW based revolutionary product which has the capability of generating garbage waste, Construction Waste, Paper Mill ...


  • First council commits to halving construction waste

    Fife is the first council to commit to halving construction waste sent to landfill by 2012 under a cross sector agreement organised by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The council is the third largest local authority in Scotland and has set itself strict waste reduction targets. It has also set a target of achieving and exceeding zero waste to landfill by 2012. Scottish Government ...

  • 100 companies committed to halving landfill construction waste

    Over the last six months 100 organisations in the construction industry have signed up to the Halving Waste to Landfill agreement. The rate firms are signing up is a strong indication that companies are still keen to efficiently manage their waste. Chair of the strategic forum for construction Nick Raynsford added: ...

  • It’s time to tackle construction and demolition waste

    A little known fact of Canadian achievements is that on a per capita basis we generate more wastes than any other country in the world. Construction and demolition waste forms a large part of this dubious distinction. In 2009 the Canadian Council for the Ministers of the Environment (CCME) developed a waste action plan to tackle this problem. In the first phase of the plan, specific materials ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental performance of construction and demolition waste management

    The EU Waste Framework Directive1 aims to recycle or recover materially 70% of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste by 2020. This study evaluated the performance of the Finnish waste management system against this target. The results showed that the system generates environmental benefits and is profitable, but has not reached the 70% target. The researchers suggest ways the tar Europe ...


    By European Commission

  • Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

    With construction customers across North America, Waste Management is today honoring 10 companies with its inaugural SustainabilityCircle of Excellence Award. This recognition, highlighting sustainable performances within the construction industry, looks to celebrate the builders who achieved important sustainability milestones in 2011, as determined by Waste Management's online  ...


  • Commercial and construction waste recycler secures £10m for development

    A midlands-based skip company has secured £10 million to develop a 250,000 tonnes a year materials recycling facility. Kidderminster-based Lawrence Recycling and Waste Management plans to process commercial, industrial construction and domestic waste at its site called The Forge. The £10m deal, organised and invested in by Orbis Partners LLP senior partner James Grenfell, is backed by Aberdeen ...

  • Construction starts on innovative GBP15m waste treatment facility

    Organic Waste Management has started work on its innovative GBP15 million solid waste treatment facility in Cheshire. The mechanical biological treatment plant will serve Manchester’s industrial commercial market to divert 180,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. The plant is the first in the UK to use the Bedminster technology to recover the hard recyclables and convert the residue to compost. OWM ...

  • Waste Management Awards Companies for Sustainable Construction

    Today, Waste Management (NYSE: WM) announced the winners of the 2012 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award, a recognition given to the top customers in the construction industry who achieved outstanding sustainability milestones during the planning and building phases of their projects. To be considered for this award, each winner used Waste Management’s innovative ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • WRAP requests feedback on construction waste recycling framework

    Research to gauge the potential of a new construction waste recycling framework has been launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme. The framework would offer construction companies and their waste managers information about waste processing and recovery routes. Material recycling programme manager Mike Falconer Hall said: “WRAP is committed to helping the construction sector halve ...

  • Sustainable Waste-To-Energy Facility Approved for Construction in Tennessee

    PHG Energy (PHGE) and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a contract that will provide an environmentally sustainable method of waste disposal and produce green power in the process. The waste-to-energy technology, which will go on line early next year, is a downdraft gasification plant that will cleanly convert up to 64 tons per day of blended waste wood, scrap tires and sewer sludge ...


    By PHG Energy, LLC

  • Waste Management Solutions for construction sites nationwide

    We are an independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, providing sustainable waste services for all our clients. Our services work in leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the public sector. Because of increasing costs and tougher legislation waste handling is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Magnets for waste processing, construction and demolition sorting lines

    Goudsmit Magnetics recently constructed a new electromagnetic overbelt magnet for Langezaal BV of Haaksbergen. This is intended for optimization of the ferrous metal separation on an existing rubble crusher. Overbelt magnets of this type find their use in applications such as waste processing, construction and demolition sorting lines and separation of undesired ferrous particles from the ...


    By Goudsmit Magnetic Systems BV

  • £500,000 LWaRB funding for construction waste reuse centre

    The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWaRB) has announced that it will award £500,000 of funding over three years to help set-up the first centre in the UK to sell reused building material. The centre, branded as ReIY (Reuse it yourself), will be run by charity BioRegional and will be based in Croydon, south London. ReIY is expected to lead to the creation of four new jobs, a ...

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

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