A proposal for improving sustainability practice through the implementations of reuse and recycle technique in Malaysian construction industry

Wan Nadzri, Osman and Mohd Nasrun, Mohd Nawi and Rohaizah, Saad and Herman Shah, Anuar and Siti Halipah, Ibrahim (2016) A proposal for improving sustainability practice through the implementations of reuse and recycle technique in Malaysian construction industry. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1761. ISSN 0094243X

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Abstract

Construction and demolition waste is often seen as the major contributor to the solid waste stream that is going to landfill, hence, making it the area of focus for improvement. In the construction industry, reuse and recycle principles have been promoted in order to reduce waste and protect the environment. Construction and demolition waste including demolished concrete, bricks and masonry, wood and other materials such as dry wall, glass, insulation, roofing, wire, pipe, rock and soil constitute a significant component of the total waste. Without proper reuse and recycle policies, these construction and demolition wastes would quickly fill all the remaining landfill space, which has already been growing in scarce around this region. Based on the feedback received, on average, a third of respondents said they currently have a lotto benefit from the use of reduce and reuse. In addition, they also agreed that the existing policies help and support the min carrying out the reduce and reuse practices. Respondents also agreed that other stakeholders in the construction industry currently have an excellent awareness in term of implementation of the reduce and reuse in their practices

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Industry; Recycle; Reuse, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 03:58
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 01:42
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14247

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