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Waste management issues for the UK ready-mixed concrete industry

Sealey, B. J., Phillips, P. S. and Hill, G. (2001) Waste management issues for the UK ready-mixed concrete industry. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 32(3-4), pp. 321-331. 0921-3449.

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Abstract: The UK government has recognised the vital contribution that the construction industry has to play in contributing towards sustainable development. While the issue of hardened concrete waste 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 reduce substantially the amount of waste they produce. Environmental pressures continue to increase and ready-mixed concrete producers are being forced towards a closed loop production system
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ready-mixed concrete, waste management, washing out, alkaline waste
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD896 Industrial and factory wastes
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9715 Construction industry
Creators: Sealey, B J, Phillips, Paul S and Hill, Gary
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: July 2001
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 321-331
Journal or Publication Title: Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Volume: 32
Number: 3-4
Language: English
ISSN: 0921-3449
Status: Published / Disseminated
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