Title: Japan
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: 115 - 121
Total Pages: 7
Language: English

More than 120 millions of population in Japan have produced not only municipal wastes but also construction by-products of 100 millions of tons per year in a narrow national land where it becomes more difficult to find the location of refuse incineration or processing plants due to the objection of the community residents. Toxic dioxins emission associated with the refuse incineration has become an urgent problem for the government and the municipality.

Another social problems include those running afoul of the law such as the illegal dumping of construction wastes and the outdoor burning of demolished timbers.

In December 1998, the construction by-products recycling promotion council has strongly promoted the reuse of construction by-products by revising the Guideline for the right processing of construction by-products under the supervision of the Ministry of Construction. The council defined the construction by-products as all residue and waste produced in the construction works and intimated the municipalities to control, reuse or reduce the products and to do ultimate disposal of the residue.

In this paper, I will deal with the recent status of production and reuse of construction by-products in Japan, commission of the Ministry of Construction, activities of Japan Demolition Contractors Association and the guideline for demolition works specified by the Architectural Institute of Japan.

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

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