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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Overcoming Barriers to P2 and Recycling for Construction Waste

Overcoming Barriers to P2 and Recycling for Construction Waste

Written by Richard Boser & Thomas Bierma of Illinois State University and Mohamed El-Gafy of Michigan State University, this report discusses a research project, guided by the ADOP2T model for diffusion of innovation, which worked toward accelerating the adoption of waste minimization and pollution prevention (P2)/recycling practices by Illinois home builders. Major phases of the study included: establishing partnerships with home builders in two IL counties; identifying and quantifying typical waste streams from residential construction; identifying priority waste materials for P2/recycling, local best management practices, and barriers to P2/recycling faced by home builders; implementing P2/recycling demonstration projects in two counties; developing case study fact sheets to document the procedures and results; and disseminating the results of the demonstration projects. PDF Format (Length: 118 pages)


Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)

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April 2010

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