Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Australia

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Salman Shooshtarian, PhD (Author) – Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
Tayyab Maqsood, PhD (Author) – Professorship, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/PCZT5417

Due to the increase in construction activities worldwide and in Australia, the generation rate of construction and demolition (C&D) waste has significantly grown in recent years. In Australia, construction projects (i.e. housing, buildings and transport infrastructure) are being delivered at an unprecedented rate. Between 2009 and 2019, the annual average growth rate in this industry was 3.33%. The industry is identified as the fourth largest contributor to Australia’s growth domestic product (GDP). Unsurprisingly, this quantity of construction brings about a considerable quantity of waste. In 2019, the construction industry generated 27 million tons (or megatonnes) of waste from construction and demolition activities in Australia. Given the size of the construction market and waste generated in this industry, any change will create huge impacts. The adequate management of such a quantity has now become a priority for policymakers around the world.

A holistic national approach is required to handle the growing issue of C&D waste management in Australia. Therefore, this book identifies discrepancies and inconsistencies related to C&D waste management in different Australian jurisdictions. The included chapters discuss regulations governing the C&D waste stream, discrepancies in defining waste, Australia’s place in the worldwide C&D waste market, opportunities for reducing C&D waste, and the perception among C&D waste stakeholders on relevant issues and proposed reforms, among other topics. Overall, the book contributes to the Australian understanding of effective management of C&D waste by providing a clear picture of C&D waste state of play. The book can benefit policymakers and whoever is interested in C&D waste to better plan for innovative and efficient C&D waste resulting in the further diversion of C&D waste from landfills.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

Acronyms

Chapter 1. Discrepancies in Regulations Governing C&D Waste Stream

Chapter 2. A Consistent Approach to Define and Measure C&D Waste

Chapter 3. Economic Factors and Drivers that Govern the C&D Waste Management

Chapter 4. Waste Marketplace Models: Worldwide Successful Examples

Chapter 5. An Economic Evaluation of C&D Marketplace

Chapter 6. Brick-Resource Circular Economy: Opportunities to Reduce Waste Across the Supply Chain

Chapter 7. Concrete-Resource Circular Economy: Opportunities to Reduce Waste Across the Supply Chain

Chapter 8. Steel-Resource Circular Economy: Opportunities to Reduce Waste Across the Supply Chain

Chapter 9. Glass-Resource Circular Economy: Opportunities to Reduce Waste Across the Supply Chain

Chapter 10. Timber-Resource Circular Economy: Opportunities to Reduce Waste Across the Supply Chain

Chapter 11. Perceptions of Stakeholders: Survey Results

Appendices

Survey Responses

Index

Additional information

Binding

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