Slender waste: reducing the girth of construction and demolition waste to landfill in Alice Springs

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    Abstract

    Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is a critical issue nationally where it forms more than one third of the total waste generated. Several town councils and other regulatory authorities have developed policies towards construction and demolition material recovery and resource efficiency. However the situation with C&D waste is very different in the Northern Territory, especially in remote regional centres such as Alice Springs. Whereas metropolitan centres are now able to recycle 40% of the C&D waste, Alice Springs only manages to salvage 2%. This paper argues that there is need for context specific approaches to construction and demolition waste management in remote regional centres because of barriers arising out of the physicality of the location. To this extent, This paper aims to identify the current building waste streams in Alice Springs as well as understand the stakeholders’ behaviour towards reducing building waste.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLiving and Learning
    Subtitle of host publicationResearch for a Better Built Environment
    EditorsR.H. Crawford, A. Stephan
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
    PublisherThe University of Melbourne
    Pages706-715
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventInternational Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ASA 2015 49th): Living and Learning. Research for a Better Built Environment - Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 2 Dec 20154 Dec 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (49th)
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    ConferenceInternational Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ASA 2015 49th)
    Abbreviated titleASA (ANZAScA)
    CountryAustralia
    CityMelbourne
    Period2/12/154/12/15
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    Mathur, D. (2015). Slender waste: reducing the girth of construction and demolition waste to landfill in Alice Springs. In R. H. Crawford, & A. Stephan (Eds.), Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment (pp. 706-715). Melbourne, Australia: The University of Melbourne.