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Title: Construction site packaging wastes
Subtitle: A market position report

Ref Code: IP8/02
Authors: M Anderson, A Conroy and C Tsiokou

Abstract1: Most products used on construction sites are delivered wrapped in, placed on or held together by packaging of some kind; but little is known about the amount, type, safety and hygiene qualities of packaging material disposed of from sites. Previous BRE studies have shown that packaging materials can constitute as much as 50% of the volume of waste leaving a site. Traditionally the cost for disposal of this material has been borne by the main contractor. This paper represents the initial results of the first study in the UK to show what packaging materials are available for recovery, reuse and recycling.



Year Published: 2002

ISBN: 978-1-86081-567-6


Pages: 8


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