Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : N Saravanakumar | Radhish V G | Sinduja R | Aravindhan J

Volume 04 Issue 03 2017

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 190-192

Abstract –Construction waste has become a major environmental problem.  An improper waste management system causes air pollution, land, water pollution.  Rather than using natural resources, it is essential to improve waste management systems in order to improve the environmental health.  Recycling techniques and reducing waste are getting predominantly essential factor nowadays. Most of the construction wastes are not recycled but resulting in dumping and landfill which can cause serious environmental impacts. This study was done to find out the list of construction materials that can be recycled.  The methods that are commonly used to reduce the waste from construction and demolition have yet to be studied. The methods used to dispose the construction waste are recycling, reuse, landfill, dumping, and open air burning.

KeywordsConstruction, Demolition, Recycle, Reuse, Wastes


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