Promoting the reuse and recycling of building demolition materials

S. Pun, C. Liu, Craig Ashley Langston, G. Treloar, Y. Itoh

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The demolition of constructed structures has earned a negative reputation for the construction industry due to the enormous amount of waste that is sent to landfills. Demolition waste reuse and recycling is, therefore, significant; it is a new and illustrative perspective on demolition waste management from the viewpoint of the building material lifecycle. It is discovered that demolition waste reuse and recycling plays important roles in value transformation for building material lifecycle, local economics,
sustainable environment and nature resource conservation. In this research article, the authors aim to pinpoint demolition waste management in the lifecycle of building materials, and to examine various economic and environmental aspects of demolition waste reuse and recycling. In addition, the barriers, limitations and solutions for improving the implementation of demolition waste reuse and recycling are discussed in the article.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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