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Review of strategy for recycling and reuse of waste materials

Sealey, B. J., Hill, G. and Phillips, P. S. (2001) Review of strategy for recycling and reuse of waste materials. In: Dhir, R. K., Limbachiya, M. C. and McCarthy, M. J. (eds.) Dhir, Ravindra K, Limbachiya, Mukesh C and McCarthy, Michael J Recycling and Reuse of Sewage Sludge: Proceedings of the International Symposium Organised by the Concrete Technology Unit and Held at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK on 19-20 March 2001. London: Thomas Telford. 0727729926. pp. 325-335.

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Abstract: Each year around 400 million tonnes of waste is produced in England and Wales. The UK government document 'Waste Strategy 2000' indentifies the need to curb the growing quantity of waste produced and sets out the changes needed to deliver sustainable waste management. In order to achieve sustainable waste management, it is not sufficient simply to concentrate on how best to reuse or recycle the waste that is produced, but to minimise the amount of waste that is produced in the first place. The UK government has set challenging targets: by 2005 the amount of industrial and commercial waste sent to land fill is to be reduced to 85% of 1998 levels. While the issue of hardened concrete waste - as part of the construction and emolition waste stream - has received considerable attention, process waste arising from the manufacture of ready-mixed concrete is relatively unexplored. It is apparent that initiatives such as the landfill tax have encouraged Uk ready-mixed concrete manufacturers to sustantially reduce the amount of waste they produce. This paper applies the current Uk government waste strategy to this topic, analysing and evaluating current waste management methods.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste strategy 2000, waste minimisation, ready-mixed concrete
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD783 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes > TD793.9 Waste minimisation
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD896 Industrial and factory wastes
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD794.5 Recycling
Creators: Sealey, B J, Hill, Gary and Phillips, Paul S
Editors: Dhir, Ravindra K, Limbachiya, Mukesh C and McCarthy, Michael J
Publisher: Thomas Telford
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009)
Date: March 2001
Date Type: Presentation
Page Range: pp. 325-335
Title of Book: Recycling and Reuse of Sewage Sludge: Proceedings of the International Symposium Organised by the Concrete Technology Unit and Held at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK on 19-20 March 2001
Event Title: Recycling and Reuse of Sewage Sludge
Event Dates: 19-20 March 2001
Place of Publication: London
Event Location: University of Dundee, Scotland
Event Type: Conference
Number of Pages: 380
Language: English
ISBN: 0727729926
Status: Published / Disseminated
References: Department of the Environment, Sustainable Development: The UK Stragegy, HMSO London 1994
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4140

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