Construction Waste

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Construction Waste
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Last Edit Date 2018-06-20

Construction Waste means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Construction waste is unwanted redundant construction material made directly or incidentally during the construction process. (1)

Building materials account for about half of all materials used and about half the solid waste generated worldwide. They have an environmental impact at every step of the building process—extraction of raw materials, processing, manufacturing, transportation, construction and disposal at the end of a building’s useful life. Construction and demolition waste can include high-value materials and resources for new construction. Choice of materials and design principles has also a significant impact on the energy required to construct a building. (2)

(1) Based on EU; 2011, Let’s speak sustainable construction Multilingual Glossary, (2) Based on Department of Environment, Australian government 2012, Construction and demolition waste guide https://www.environment.gov.au/