Construction, demolition and
excavation waste 120 million tonnes per year.
of which about 20% ends up in landfill.
approximately 40% of it (9 million tonnes) in the South East
European Landfill Directive aims to reduce biodegradable municipal waste landfill to 35% of that produced in 1995 by 2020.
Building Research Establishment (BRE) offers Waste Management and Auditing tools (SmartWaste and SmartAudit). Results from its use show main reasons for waste on site are methods of work and packaging.
WRAP five key principles of designing out waste:
Design for Reuse and Recovery
Design for Off Site Construction
Design for Materials Optimisation
Design for Waste efficient procurement
Design for Deconstruction and Flexibility.