Construction waste management system in commercial building in the UK

Choruma, Elwin (2009) Construction waste management system in commercial building in the UK. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Construction waste has challenged the performance of the industry and its sustainable development goals. It is estimated that some 90 million tonnes of construction and demolition wastes (C&DW) arise annually in the UK (DEFRA, 2003; Hobbs, 2008) at a growth rate of 3 per cent per year (DEFRA, 2003). Waste arising at this level constitutes a significant environmental problem, especially in terms of its disposal. It is worth researching what makes up the 90m tonnes, where it is going and what is being done to cut these high levels of waste and growth. This study will look at Commercial Construction Waste (CCW) streams and quality in a way to try to identify sustainable and effective Construction Waste Management (CWM) system in UK retail and office building and suggest recommendations. It will look at the policies and legislation currently in place for managing CCW in UK commercial building particularly retail and office.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/988

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