European legislation and implementation measures in the management of construction and demolition waste.

Villoria Saez, Paola and Rio Merino, Mercedes del and Porras Amores, Cesar and San Antonio Gonzalez, Alicia de (2011). European legislation and implementation measures in the management of construction and demolition waste.. "Open Construction & Building Technology Journal", v. 5 (n. Suplem); pp. 156-161. ISSN 1874-8368. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874836801105010156.

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Title: European legislation and implementation measures in the management of construction and demolition waste.
Author/s:
  • Villoria Saez, Paola
  • Rio Merino, Mercedes del
  • Porras Amores, Cesar
  • San Antonio Gonzalez, Alicia de
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Open Construction & Building Technology Journal
Date: December 2011
ISSN: 1874-8368
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U. de Arquitectura Técnica (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The intense activity in the construction sector during the last decade has generated huge volumes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. In average, Europe has generated around 890 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste per year. Although now the activity has entered in a phase of decline, due to the change of the economic cycle, we don’t have to forget all the problems caused by such waste, or rather, by their management which is still far from achieving the overall target of 70% for C&D waste --excludes soil and stones not containing dangerous substances-- should be recycled in the EU Countries by 2020 (Waste Framework Directive). But in fact, the reality is that only 50% of the C&D waste generated in EU is recycled and 40% of it corresponds to the recycling of soil and stones not containing dangerous substances. Aware of this situation, the European Countries are implementing national policies as well as different measures to prevent the waste that can be avoidable and to promote measures to increase recycling and recovering. In this aspect, this article gives an overview of the amount of C&D waste generated in European countries, as well as the amount of this waste that is being recycled and the different measures that European countries have applied to solve this situation.

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Item ID: 11499
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11499/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11499
DOI: 10.2174/1874836801105010156
Official URL: http://benthamscience.com/open/tobctj/V005-SI0123TOBCTJ.htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2012 09:26
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:33
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