Construction and demolition waste management in Australia: A mini-review

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Zhao, Xianbo, Webber, Ronald, Kalutara, Pushpitha, Browne, Wesley and Pienaar, Josua. 2022. "Construction and demolition waste management in Australia: A mini-review." Waste Management and Research. 40 (1), pp. 34-46. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X211029446
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Construction and demolition waste management in Australia: A mini-review

ERA Journal ID4692
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsZhao, Xianbo, Webber, Ronald, Kalutara, Pushpitha, Browne, Wesley and Pienaar, Josua
Journal TitleWaste Management and Research
Journal Citation40 (1), pp. 34-46
Number of Pages13
Year2022
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0734-242X
1096-3669
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X211029446
Web Address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0734242X211029446
Abstract

Construction and demolition activities generate huge quantities of waste with substantial impacts on environment. This mini-review article covers the literatures relating to construction and demolition waste management practice in Australia. The Scopus search engine was used in literature search and 26 journal articles relating to construction and demolition waste management in Australia were targeted for analysis. Additionally, various government acts, regulations, policies, and strategy documents were collected and analyzed. This review indicated that the inconsistencies in legislation and landfill levies across states and territories contributed to the cross-jurisdiction waste movement. Given the stakeholders’ attitude and project life cycle, this review reported that the design phase had the greatest potential to minimize waste and that the role of designers had been highlighted in various empirical studies. This review provides practitioners and academics with an understanding of the current construction and demolition waste management research in Australia and recommends directions for future research.

KeywordsAustralia; review; waste management; demolition; construction
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Byline AffiliationsCentral Queensland University
University of Southern Queensland
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