In the second half of the last century, the world production of goods and services increased disproportionately, due to a strong demographic growth, expansion of urban areas and a great development of industrialization. Apart from undoubted benefits in terms of improved living standards, this phenomenon also resulted in an growing pressure on natural balances and resources of the Earth. However, the above mentioned process led to a remarkable increase in waste generation. This chapter introduces the main issues related to the construction and demolition waste with a particular focus on the concrete waste generated by the demolition.

Concrete Industry: Waste Generation and Environmental Concerns

PEPE, MARCO
2015

Abstract

In the second half of the last century, the world production of goods and services increased disproportionately, due to a strong demographic growth, expansion of urban areas and a great development of industrialization. Apart from undoubted benefits in terms of improved living standards, this phenomenon also resulted in an growing pressure on natural balances and resources of the Earth. However, the above mentioned process led to a remarkable increase in waste generation. This chapter introduces the main issues related to the construction and demolition waste with a particular focus on the concrete waste generated by the demolition.
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