Waste minimisation and recycling in construction - boardroom handbook (SP135)

As the second-largest generators of controlled waste in the country, the construction and demolition industries have colossal scope for adopting measures to minimise waste, that in turn bring significant environmental and economic benefits. This handbook contains comprehensive guidance on waste minimisation measures. It is aimed at the policy-makers of all organisations in the various roles in the construction industry including clients, designers, contractors and suppliers. The first chapter presents an overview of the key opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle construction waste and stresses the importance of the board's role in encouraging such measures. It then presents actions for the board to consider and these are covered in greater detail in the following chapters.

"No boardroom should be without this handbook!"

Keywords: waste minimisation, sustainable construction, recycling and reclaimed materials.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-320-5

Author: S Coventry, A C Woolveridge and V S Patel

Number of pages: 28 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: April 1999