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Bygg- och rivningsavfall utifrån ett miljöperspektiv: Med fokus på EU:s avfallsmål och en hållbar avfallshantering
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this report was to identify the current waste management of non-hazardous construction and demolition waste in a few Swedish construction companies, based on the different steps in the waste hierarchy with a focus on waste prevention, reuse and recycle. Additionally, the purpose was to attempt identifying opportunities, obstacles and as well as to propose possible solutions from an environmental perspective. The method used was a qualitative study using interviews conducted through emails and phone with employees occupying positions that could answer this reports questions. The results of this report indicates that waste management of construction and demolition waste has improved, and less waste goes into landfills. The concern is that the overall amount of waste being produced is not decreasing, thus calling for actions preventing the production of waste. Construction companies are relatively inexperienced dealing with waste prevention, however, they have embraced the challenge and set out ambitious goals. Further, it can be argued that a solution to raise the level of waste recycling and reuse can be achieved through a more detailed sorting process onsite, which can lead to an increased resource-efficiency. Obstacles to this solution was allocated to a lack of time and space onsite in order to ensure an efficient sorting process. The conclusion is to continue advocate for waste prevention and implementing 100 percent sorting of waste material onsite in order to prevent further negative environmental impact.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 17 p.
Keyword [sv]
Bygg- och rivningsavfall, EU:s avfallsdirektiv, avfallshantering, förebyggande av bygg- och rivningsavfall, cirkulär ekonomi, sustainable production, business model innovation.
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Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101631OAI: diva2:800823
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2015-04-08 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2015-04-08Bibliographically approved

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