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Studies

Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts

The European Commission has funded a report called "Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts". The project was undertaken by SYMONDS GROUP (United Kingdom) in association with ARGUS (Germany), COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners (Denmark) and PRC Bouwcentrum (the Netherlands).

Basic aim of the project was to investigate the quantities of construction and demolition waste (CDW) among the European Union as well as the measures, which each Member States has taken to improve the re-use and the recycling of this waste stream. The report describes the best practices in this field as well as the economics of the CDW reuse and recycling.

The following documents are available in pdf format:

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Types of construction and demolition waste
  3. Economic and administrative factors affecting re-use and recycling
  4. Process and best practice guidance: demolition, renovation and recycling sites
  5. Processes and best practice guidance: construction sites
  6. Processes and best practice guidance: road maintenance and construction
  7. Recorded quantities of construction and demolition waste
  8. Measures used to promote re-use and recyling of construction and demolition waste
  9. Economics of the re-use and recycling of construction and demolition waste: practical considerations
  10. Summary of main conclusions and effective interventions

Chapters 1 to 6 (228K)
Chapters 7 to 10 (153K)

Annexes:

  1. Service Contract B4-3040/97/000659/MAR/E3 - Study Brief - Programme of Work
  2. Background to the Study
  3. The European Construction Industry, 1991-98
  4. ‘Core’ C&DW Arisings Compared to Primary Aggregate Consumption
  5. C&DW Arisings and their Uses and Destinations
  6. Measures Which Influence the Management of C&DW
  7. Some Potentially Hazardous Elements in C&DW
  8. Collection Methodology for C&DW Statistics
  9. Two Options for Amending the European Waste Catalogue
  10. Bibliography, Sources and Selected Key References
  11. Reference Economic and Population Data
  12. Calculations and Assumptions Used to Estimate the Cost of Crushing Inert C&DW
  13. Acronyms, Definitions and Descriptions

Annexes 1 to 5 (173K)
Annex 6 (171K)
Annexes 7 to 13 (145K)