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GLRPPR Sector Resource: C&D Materials

Title:
C&D Materials

Abstract:
Construction and demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. C&D materials often contain bulky, heavy materials, such as concrete, wood, metals, glass, and salvaged building components. Reducing and recycling C&D materials conserves landfill space, reduces the environmental impact of producing new materials, creates jobs, and can reduce overall building project expenses through avoided purchase/disposal costs. Changing how we think about these materials will create a more sustainable future. By identifying C&D materials as commodities that can be utilized in new building projects, thus avoiding the need to mine virgin materials, the effort to reduce and recycle C & D materials effectively employs EPA's Sustainable Materials Management approach. This microsite includes links to research, statistical information, and recycling/reuse guidance.

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/imr/cdm/index.htm

Source:
U.S. EPA

Resource Type:
Other resources

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

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