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Sustainable management of demolition waste: an integrated model for the evaluation of environmental, economic and social aspect
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences.
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) (Industrial Ecology).
2003 (English)In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ISSN 0921-3449, E-ISSN 1879-0658, Vol. 38, no 4, 317-334 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A model is presented for evaluating waste management systems for their contribution to a sustainable development, including environmental, economic and social aspects. The model was tested in a case-study, where groups of long term unemployed people were offered both education on environmental issues and practical work with the recovery and recycling of building and demolition waste as a form of vocational development. Application of the suggested model revealed the overall effects on sustainability of different methods of waste management. In addition, negative aspects of the systems analysed were identified, which led to discussions about possible improved practices within the waste management systems. Two of the waste management systems investigated (the recycling of steel and re-use of sanitary porcelain) showed a potential contribution to sustainable development in all of the aspects studied. Preparing bricks for re-use showed the largest potential for eco-efficiency, but had negative effects on sustainability from the social perspective of health and the working environment. The possibility of further use of the model and the remaining obstacles to such analyses are discussed. One observation is that the data collection needed to perform this kind of sustainability analysis is resource-demanding, and that it would therefore be better to identify a smaller number of key indicators.

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2003. Vol. 38, no 4, 317-334 p.
Keyword [en]
construction and demolition waste, sustainable waste management, eco-efficiency
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Other Environmental Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1058DOI: 10.1016/S0921-3449(02)00167-2ISI: 000183609600004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0037603088Local ID: 1136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1058DiVA: diva2:26090
Available from: 2008-12-15 Created: 2008-12-04 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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