Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEOs) for recycling demolition waste

A. Whyte, T.D. Dyer, R.D. Dhir

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    Abstract

    Development of a new accessible and user-friendly guide able to assist in the determination of Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEOs) for demolition waste is discussed. The paper explores the key aspects of this new practitioner's guide to the management of the waste-stream of construction demolition arisings. The guide is divided into several constituent material categorisations which are, in turn, examined in terms of their specific disposal alternatives. Each disposal alternative is assessed in terms of its environmental impact, measured in eco-points. Development of this new BPEO shall allow quick comparisons to be made by those charged with disposal responsibilities and, the opportunity to cross-reference preferred options with a detailed environmental justification.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAchieving sustainability in construction
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the international conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005
    EditorsRavindra K. Dhir, Tom D. Dyer, Moray D. Newlands
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherThomas Telford
    Pages245-251
    Number of pages7
    Volume4
    ISBN (Print)0727734040
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities' - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Jul 20057 Jul 2005

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    Conference2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities'
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityDundee
    Period5/07/057/07/05

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    Whyte, A., Dyer, T. D., & Dhir, R. D. (2005). Best Practicable Environmental Options (BPEOs) for recycling demolition waste. In R. K. Dhir, T. D. Dyer, & M. D. Newlands (Eds.), Achieving sustainability in construction: proceedings of the international conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 5-7 July 2005 (Vol. 4, pp. 245-251). Thomas Telford.