demolition waste recycling News

  • Frost & Sullivan: Growing Volume of Construction and Demolition Waste Boosts the Recycling Market

    The growing volume of construction and demolition (C&D) waste has become a significant concern in Europe. The C&D market in the region is governed by regulations regarding waste reduction, recycling and diversion of waste material resources away from landfilling. Therefore, the need to recycle C&D waste has prompted waste management companies to optimise collection systems and ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Recycling construction and demolition waste has substantial environmental benefits

    The environmental benefits of recycling construction and demolition waste (CDW) are considerable, even after accounting for the impacts of the recycling process itself, research confirms. By assessing CO2 and energy use at a large-scale recycling plant in Portugal, reseachers have shown that, over its 60-year lifespan, the CO2 emissions prevented will be ten times as much as those produced, and ...

  • Good potential for the sustainable re-use of demolition waste

    Europe produces around 450 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year, representing a quarter of all waste materials. A recent study of construction and demolition waste suggests that, with the right policies in place, there are good opportunities to ensure sustainable practices through re-use and recycling. One challenge associated with sustainable brownfield redevelopment ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Prison demolition closes in on zero waste target

    A Scottish prison demolition project, managed by contractor Carillion, has beaten its own recycling target of 98 per cent by hitting 99.5 per cent. Less than half a per cent of waste from the site was sent to landfill meaning the project was very close to achieving Scotland’s zero waste aspirations. Carillion demolished Low Moss prison at Bishopbriggs, Glasgow to make way for a new prison planned ...

  • Demolition: Where power meets precision

    Demolition involves plenty of noise, big machinery and a lot of dust. But today’s demolition contractor offers more than just brawn. Being a top choice demolition contractor means having multifaceted skills in just about every aspect of jobsite preparation, from remediation and abatement to materials recycling.“It’s not just about getting in and smashing stuff,” says Scott Knightly, president of ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. Completes Demolition Services at Waste Water Treatment Plant

    Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., a specialized contractor providing building demolition services, onsite concrete aggregate crushing, equipment salvage and scrap metal recycling to various industries, recently completed Dismantlement Phase 1 of 2 at an industrial waste water treatment plant in Westchester County, New York. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. (Dallas Contracting) was contracted by a ...


  • Portable jaw crusher helps recycle waste materials

    As the first MB-patented crusher bucket, the BF90.3 has been renewed and improved over the years since its beginning. This crushing attachment is designed for excavators weighing over 50,700 lb for crushing needs in quarries and mines, aggregate recycling operations in landfills and reducing waste materials from demolition yards or excavation jobs. It has an adjustable output from 5-inch to ...


    By MB America, Inc.

  • EU waste deal decimates recycling targets

    The debate on recycling and prevention targets in the revision of the EU’s main waste directive has now entered a new stage, with a proposed deal at a third informal meeting between the Commission, Slovenian Presidency and a European Parliament delegation on Monday. The deal outlines very low and unenforceable recycling targets, postpones prevention targets and reclassifies some incineration as ...

  • 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.

  • Ovenden sign with ISB Global; waste & recycling one for SAP Business One

    Ovenden is a family owned company with over 40 years’ experience in haulage, plant hire, demolition, aggregate supply and waste management. With this depth of service, they were looking to step up to a Tier 1 Industry Specific Software Solution to manage their Waste Management, Aggregates and Haulage business. After reviewing a number of options Ovendens decided on SAP and Waste and ...


    By ISB Global Limited

  • Better management of construction waste needed to improve recycling rates in Lisbon

    Management of waste from construction and demolition sites is a major concern, particularly in urban areas where large volumes of materials are generated. A recent study on the construction and demolition waste (CDW) produced in Lisbon, Portugal, suggests that improved municipal collection systems are needed to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill or illegal disposal sites. In ...

  • New C&D waste recycling plant for Grundy & Co.

    One of the leading recycling and waste management companies in the North West of England is gearing up for a new 120 tonne per hour construction and demolition waste recycling plant to be completed. Grundy & Co Excavations is based in Widnes and the company has been serving the local market for forty years with Kevin Grundy remaining at the helm for all this time. “This new construction ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Improved sorting strategies needed in recycled wood waste, say EU researchers

    Waste management has in the past decade become a profitable business opportunity, but existing waste regulations do not provide strong enough incentives for better pollution control. According to new research, regulations designed to encourage high rates of recycling may also lead to increased pollution levels because material is not sorted correctly.  The supply chain in the recycled wood waste ...

  • NGOs welcome European Parliament vote on recycling and waste prevention

    The European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe strongly welcomed vote in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee reasserting the need for EU-level targets on waste prevention and recycling. Voting on the Waste Framework Directive, an overwhelming majority favoured targets for Member States to stabilise waste generation by 2012 and to establish EU-wide recycling targets ...

  • New guidance from DEFRA to help recycling of small-scale construction waste

    It is now simpler for mobile concrete crushers to obtain air pollution approvals, under new guidance issued in accordance with the government’s drive for better, more simplified regulation.  The new guidelines mean that in most cases the new breed of micro crusher - with its comparatively small pollution potential compared to conventional models - will no longer need a pollution permit. ...

  • R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services completes large industrial demolition project in NJ

    R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a specialized contractor providing total plant dismantlement, building demolition, rigging and decommissioning services, completed the demolition of a large chemical manufacturing facility in New Jersey (NJ).The facility, which formerly manufactured a variety of chemicals, consisted of over sixteen (16) multi-story buildings and was situated near a major ...

  • Cable recycling from Cogelme

    Magnetic & Eddy Current separators manufacture today announce an expansion of it’s separators line and presents a complete separation system also for cables, wires and computer boards recycling.The cables separation system recover pure copper, aluminium or other valuable metals granules from plastics, rubber and paper. Compact and comfortable design combines granulation, aspiration and ...

  • One of Largest Family Owned Wineries in the World Selects MagneGas2® for Major Demolition Project

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today that Two Rivers Demolition, Inc. of California selected MagneGas2 ® as the fuel of choice for a large demolition project involving furnaces located at a major winery in ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

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