Sustainable management of C&D waste - reducing the source to ozone depletion and global warming

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    Abstract

    Large quantities of construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) are produced. Buildings in many countries are thermally insulated by insulation foam containing large amounts of fluorocarbons (chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) or hydrofluoro-carbons (HCFCs), which are strong ozone depleting substances and/or greenhouse gases. The fluorocarbons are released extremely slowly during use. Therefore, the insulation material will still contain large quantities of fluorocarbons when the buildings reach the end-of-life and are demolished. A protocol for managing insulation foam waste in Denmark developed by DAKOFA (The Waste and Resource Network Denmark) gives recommendations on sustainable management of insulation foam waste including mapping of insulation foam waste in buildings, and further management during demolishing and recycling of the C&D waste in order to reduce the release of the harmful substances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings CRETE 2016, Fifth International Conference on Industrial & Hazardous Waste Management
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationCrete, Greece
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Electronic)978-960-8475-24-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event5th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous waste management - Chania, Crete, Greece
    Duration: 27 Sept 201630 Sept 2016

    Conference

    Conference5th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous waste management
    LocationChania
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityCrete
    Period27/09/201630/09/2016

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