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Sustainable Construction Waste Management in Australia

   

Added on  2019-09-23

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1International Construction
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2Table of Contents1.0 INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................32.0 CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA...........................................33.0 EXTENT OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT.................................................44.0 IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT..................................................55.0 STEPS TO CONTROL CONSTRUCTION WASTE...............................................................56.0 CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................................67.0 REFERENCES..........................................................................................................................8
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31.0 INTRODUCTIONThe construction works generate a number of bio-degradable and non-degradable wastes. Inmany cases, these wastes are used to landfill which cause environmental degradation. With thegrowth of the construction industry, the amount of generate waste is also increasing (Park andTucker, 2017). As an effect, the environmental degradation caused by these wastes is alsoincreasing. It, in turn, is enhancing the importance of sustainable waste management in theindustry. Sustainability is one of the major concerns in the waste management of the constructionindustry in Australia. The current research aims at discussing how sustainability is beingpromoted in construction waste management practices in Australia. The research also givesimportance to discussing the effects of waste management and the control measures adopted inthis industry.2.0 CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA The construction waste management in Australia is done as per the key principles of the 2018National Waste Policy (Department of the Environment and Energy, 2019). The 2018 NationalWaste Policy gives a framework that needs to be adopted by the governments, businesses,individuals and communities to meet the sustainability goals until 2030 (Department of theEnvironment and Energy, 2019). The key principles of national waste policy 2018 are avoidingwaste, improvement of resource recovery, enhancing the use of recycled materials anddeveloping demand as well as market for the recycled waste, managing the material flow in orderto derive benefit for the human health, economy and environment, improving the quality ofinformation for the purpose of supporting innovation, guiding the innovation, investment and
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