Legal Aspects which Implement Good Practice Measures in the Management of Construction and Demolition Waste

Rio Merino, Mercedes del and Garcia Navarro, Justo and Villoria Saez, Paola (2011). Legal Aspects which Implement Good Practice Measures in the Management of Construction and Demolition Waste. "Open Construction & Building Technology Journal", v. 5 (n. Suplem); pp. 124-130. ISSN 1874-8368. https://doi.org/10.2174/1874836801105010124.

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Title: Legal Aspects which Implement Good Practice Measures in the Management of Construction and Demolition Waste
Author/s:
  • Rio Merino, Mercedes del
  • Garcia Navarro, Justo
  • Villoria Saez, Paola
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Open Construction & Building Technology Journal
Date: December 2011
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 construction industry, one of the most important ones in the development of a country, generates unavoidable impacts on the environment. The social demand towards greater respect for the environment is a high and general outcry. Therefore, the construction industry needs to reduce the impact it produces. Proper waste management is not enough; we must take a further step in environmental management, where new measures need to be introduced for the prevention at source, such as good practices to promote recycling. Following the amendment of the legal frame applicable to Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D waste), important developments have been incorporated in European and International laws, aiming to promote the culture of reusing and recycling. This change of mindset, that is progressively taking place in society, is allowing for the consideration of C&D waste no longer as an unusable waste, but as a reusable material. The main objective of the work presented in this paper is to enhance C&D waste management systems through the development of preventive measures during the construction process. These measures concern all the agents intervening in the construction process as only the personal implication of all of them can ensure an efficient management of the C&D waste generated. Finally, a model based on preventive measures achieves organizational cohesion between the different stages of the construction process, as well as promoting the conservation of raw materials through the use and waste minimization. All of these in order to achieve a C&D waste management system, whose primary goal is zero waste generation

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Item ID: 11501
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11501/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11501
DOI: 10.2174/1874836801105010124
Official URL: http://benthamscience.com/open/tobctj/V005-SI0123TOBCTJ.htm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2012 09:11
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:33
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