Authors: Fábio Martins Brum; Maria Aparecida Steinherz Hippert
Addresses: Federal University of Juiz de Fora, 4a. Plataforma, Campus Universitário, CEP 36036-900, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil ' Federal University of Juiz de Fora, 4a. Plataforma, Campus Universitário, CEP 36036-900, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Abstract: Construction waste (CW) has become a world concern resulting in different problems associated with its massive production and inappropriate disposal. As a result, there are negative impacts on environmental and social issues in urban areas. Therefore it is of utmost importance that firms develop building industry solid waste management projects on their building sites in order to combat this negative influence. The aim of this study is to identify, through a review of the literature, the main measures Brazilian firms should take on site in order to properly handle and dispose all wastes produced, in accordance with the laws and regulations in force. The results obtained enable us to establish basic guidelines to indicate what measures firms should develop on their building sites in order to more efficiently manage the construction waste produced.
Keywords: construction waste; solid waste management; environmental sustainability; building sites; building industry; sustainable development; waste disposal.
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2014 Vol.13 No.4, pp.368 - 381
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