Enhancing the Use of Products with Recycled Content in the Australian Construction Industry


Salman Shooshtarian, PhD – Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Tayyab Maqsood – Professor, C&D Waste Management Research Group, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Atiq Zaman -Associate Professor & Researcher, Curtin University, Western Australia
Savindi Caldera, PhD – Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia; Adjunct Research Fellow, Cities Research Institute; Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Tim Ryley – Professor, School of Engineering & Built Environment, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Peter SP Wong – Associate Dean of Project Management School of Property, Construction and Project Management RMIT University Melbourne, Australia

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020; BUS072000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/KKEK0064

This book presents an extensive review of various national and international literature, an analysis of relevant policies and guidelines, and an evaluation of key stakeholders’ sentiments. It provides valuable insights into five key areas: (1) analysis of national and jurisdictional policy frameworks that affect the creation and stimulation of end-markets for waste materials; (2) assessment of the operation of existing end-markets for five strategic construction materials; (3) exploration of the application of sustainable procurement policies and practices at state, national and international levels; (4) evaluation of impacts of COVID-19 on construction and demolition waste industry; and (5) identification of key factors affecting construction and demolition waste end-market creation and stimulation, and building a model for waste market development.

Collectively, this book aims to boost business prospects, provide advantages to product manufacturers, and establish sustainable circular supply chains.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2.
Research Approach

Chapter 3. Case Study 1

Chapter 4. Case Study 2

Chapter 5. Case Study 3

Chapter 6. Case Study 4

Chapter 7. Integrated Analysis

Chapter 8. Certification

Chapter 9.
Circular Design

Chapter 10. Case Study 5

Chapter 11.

Chapter 12. Conclusion


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