Research on Construction Waste Management

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1International Construction
2Table of Contents1.0 INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................32.0 BRIEF INFORMATION OF HONG KONG............................................................................32.1 ECONOMY...........................................................................................................................32.2 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY...........................................................................................42.3 BUILDING REGULATIONS...............................................................................................42.4 CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT....................................................................43.0 SIMILARITIES AUSTRALIA AND HK IN CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT.........................................................................................................................................................53.1 EXTENT OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE...........................................................................53.2 STEPS TO CONTROL CONSTRUCTION WASTE...........................................................54.0 DIFFERENCES AUSTRALIA AND HK IN CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT.........................................................................................................................................................54.1 POLICY OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT..............................................54.2 MEASURES OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT.......................................64.3 CHARGES OF DISPOSAL..................................................................................................64.4 METHODS OF DISPOSAL..................................................................................................64.5 IMPLEMENTATION OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT.........................75.0 CONCLUSION..........................................................................................................................76.0 REFERENCES..........................................................................................................................8
31.0 INTRODUCTIONConstruction is one of the rapidly growing industries across the globe. The activities in thisindustry generate huge amount of waste. The conventional waste disposal practices of theconstruction industry cause adverse impacts on the environment. As an effect, the focus of thenational governments to promote sustainability in the construction waste management. HongKong and Australia are two countries that are adopting the sustainable policies in the wastemanagement. The current research focuses of comparing the construction waste managementapproaches adopted by these two nations.2.0 BRIEF INFORMATION OF HONG KONG2.1 ECONOMYThe economy of Hong Kong expanded at the rate of by 0.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of2019 (HKTDC, 2019). The growth rate in the preceding quarter was 1.2% (HKTDC, 2019). Theeconomic growth is influenced by the higher level of uncertainties in the external environmentand the deceleration of the expansion rate of the global economy. The overall consumer prices inthe economy increased by 2.8% in May 2019 and 2.9% in April 2019 (HKTDC, 2019). The retailsales value has reduced by 4.5% in April ,2019 than the rate in the previous year (HKTDC,2019). The rate of unemployment is 2.8% in May, 2019. It is the lowest rate in last 20 years(HKTDC, 2019). There is a reduction in the Merchandise exports. The rate of Merchandiseexports reduced by 2.4% in May 2019 (HKTDC, 2019).
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