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Best Practices Influencing the Amount and Quality of Plasterboard Waste Generated in New Construction Works
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Waste recycling
Information
Abstract
Plasterboard (PB) waste recycling requires a strong collaboration between the stakeholders involved in the product value chain: from waste generated in construction or demolition works, its transportation to transfer stations or recycling facilities, to the reincorporation of recycled gypsum in the manufacturing process of the new products. Throughout the management of PB waste generated in construction works, two major stages can be distinguished: onsite works and waste processing. This paper focuses on the analysis of onsite practices in new construction works with the aim of identifying the activities that influence the amount and quality of PB waste generated that is being segregated from the rest of fractions, and therefore increasing its recycling potential. Onsite visits, personal interviews, and surveys targeting the stakeholders involved in construction works have been conducted in a Spanish pilot project where PB waste has been segregated at source and transported, for its processing and reincorporation, to a PB manufacturing facility. From the results obtained, seven critical activities related to the correct onsite management of PB waste have been identified and described.
International
Si
Congress
11th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability and the On Sustainability knowledge community
960
Place
Copenhague, Dinamarca
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
21/01/2015
End Date
23/01/2015
From page
1
To page
6
11th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Participants
  • Autor: Ana De Guzman Baez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Jimenez Rivero (UPM)
  • Autor: Justo Garcia Navarro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sostenibilidad en la Construcción y en la Industria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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