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dc.contributor.authorBerry, Terri-Ann
dc.contributor.authorLow, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Shannon
dc.contributor.authorKestle, Linda
dc.contributor.authorDay
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, G.
dc.contributor.editorIOP Publishing
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-18T21:11:30Z
dc.date.available2023-01-18T21:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2022-12-22
dc.identifier.issn1755-1315
dc.identifier.issn1755-1307
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/5852
dc.description.abstractBy 2012, the annual quantity of C&D waste produced by 40 countries had reached three billion tonnes, contributing 10-50% to total municipal solid waste around the world. Recent data from Australia and New Zealand estimated a combined contribution of approximately 28 million tonnes C&D waste to landfill for just 0.4% of the world’s population. If C&D waste was produced at an equal rate around the world, global production could be close to seven billion tonnes. In 2015, the global production of plastic waste from building and construction was 13 million tonnes. It is estimated that annually, C&D waste contributes ≥25,000 tonnes to the total amount of plastic landfilled in one major city (Auckland) alone. Waste audits from four sites demonstrated that this was predominantly polyethylene (PE) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and was derived from packaging, building componentry and building protection equally. The aims of this study were to implement a ‘foundations to completion’ plastic waste audit on a new secondary school in Auckland, New Zealand. This sheds light on the nature of the plastic waste, e.g., type, use and potential for recyclability or reuse. The aim was to also identify the challenges in the construction industry that hinder effective waste diversion from landfill, and to trial practical on-site solutions.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherIOP Publishingen_NZ
dc.rightsContent from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectconstruction waste managementen_NZ
dc.subjectcircular waste economyen_NZ
dc.subjecton-site waste separationen_NZ
dc.subjectrecyclingen_NZ
dc.subjectreuseen_NZ
dc.subjectcircular economyen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectsecondary schoolsen_NZ
dc.titleDetermining the feasibility of a circular economy for plastic waste from the construction sector in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.date.updated2023-01-12T13:30:06Z
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.1088/1755-1315/1122/1/012002en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden330202 Building construction management and project planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBerry, T-A., Low, J.K., Wallis, S.L., Kestle, L., Day, A., & Hernandez, G. (2022). Determining the Feasibility of a Circular Economy for Plastic Waste from the Construction Sector in New Zealand. In IOP Publishing (Ed.), IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science. SBEfin2022 Emerging Concepts for Sustainable Built Environment (SBEfin2022), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (pp. 205-213). doi:doi:10.1088/1755-1315/1122/1/012002en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage012002en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume1122en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Scienceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleSBEfin2022 Emerging Concepts for Sustainable Built Environment (SBEfin2022)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgSBEFIN 2022en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationHelsinki, Finlanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2022-11-23
unitec.conference.edate2022-11-25
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec, Te Pūkengaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationTe Pūkengaen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationEnvironmental Solutions Research Centre (Unitec, Te Pūkenga)en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms70274en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms68333
unitec.publication.placeBristol, United Kingdomen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineeringen_NZ


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