Prepared by the Canadian Construction Association
Within the broad scope of the environment, the Canadian construction industry will need to pay special attention to the issue of waste management. The industry is a large contributor of waste material which has traditionally been dumped in landfill sites. Today's reality, however, is that landfills are rapidly approaching capacity and many are subject to closure because they no longer meet strict environmental standards. The effect of this is that the total volume of landfill space is declining and that the cost of disposing waste is increasing substantially.
Clearly there is an enormous need to reduce waste and a great opportunity to do so in ways that are both environmentally and economically responsible. This book is intended to assist those in the construction industry in their efforts to reduce waste.
A Report on Waste Management for the Construction Industry
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