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Dealing with difficult demolition wastes: A guide

Dealing with difficult demolition wastes: A guide

by K Adams, G Hobbs and C Yapp (15-Feb-2013)


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Book Description

This report gives practical guidance for improving the recovery of certain types of waste arising from demolition that are difficult to reuse, recycle or recover, such as carpet underlay, insulated concrete formwork, industrial batteries, structural insulated panels (SIPs) and smoke alarms. The Appendices include short summaries of recycling and recovery issues for a wider range of potentially difficult waste types.
The guidance will be useful to the demolition sector, designers in the respective product supply chains who are facilitating reuse at end of life, waste and recycling policy makers and their advisors, construction clients and contractors who have targets to divert increasing amounts of waste from landfill.


Legislation affecting the recovery of difficult wastes
Prioritisation of waste types for further evaluation
Material segregation on demolition sites
Carpet and underlay evaluation
Insulating concrete formwork evaluation
Industrial batteries evaluation
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) evaluation
Smoke alarm evaluation
Designing for deconstruction guidelines
Appendix 1: Directory of difficult demolition wastes
Appendix 2: Waste impact tables


A4 64pp
2 line drawings, 26 photos