Waste minimisation and recycling in construction - design manual (SP134)

The construction industry can no longer afford to produce the huge quantities of waste it has in the past. What's more, the economic and environmental benefits to be gained from waste minimisation and recycling are enormous. Whether you are a client, contractor, supplier or designer, you have a part to play in reducing waste during the construction process. This handbook focuses on the opportunities available to designers. It aims to help you think about waste minimisation issues by introducing measures and ideas so that you can review the efficiency of your designs. Most of the text is set out as a series of bullet points, making for ease of reference for the busy professional. The contents concentrate on three key aspects: how you can minimise waste by reducing the resources needed for construction; reducing the quantity of waste generated from construction and demolition sites; and improving the reclamation of materials from the waste stream. Key words: waste minimisation, sustainable construction, recycling and reclaimed materials.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-500-1

Author: S Coventry and P Guthrie

Number of pages: 60 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1998