Processing of construction and demolition waste: general aspects

Title: Processing of construction and demolition waste: general aspects
Author(s): RILEM TC 165-SRM
Paper category : book
Book title: Sustainable Raw Materials - Construction and Demolition Waste - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM TC 165-SRM
Editor(s): Ch. F. Hendriks and H. S. Pietersen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-17-9
e-ISBN: 2351580427
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 10 - 19
Total Pages: 10
Language: English

Worldwide, currently most C&D waste is still being landfilled. A significant quantity is being processed at a materials level or applied as e.g. road foundation. A minor part, consisting largely of plastics and old wood is being combusted. Recycling of building products remains thus far limited to plastic window frames (e.g. the Netherlands, Germany), PVC sewer pipes (e.g. the Netherlands). Although it is difficult to prefer one option to another, it will be clear that prevention of C&D waste is most desirable, and landfilling least desirable. The concept of integral chain management of C&D waste provides a way to address the topic more systematically [5]. In table 1 below an overview of all recycling and reuse options is provided. Top listed options are most desirable, while options listed below should preferentially only be applied if options listed above turn out to be impossible to realise. The actual choice between options lying close together (alternatives) should preferably be made using standardised methods such as Life Cycle Assessments.

Online publication: 2009-12-07
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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