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Waste management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Waste management planning
Discussion paper

Sector state of play: resource recovery and waste

This paper seeks to document the state of play in the resource recovery and waste sector in New Zealand with a focus on the infrastructure used to manage New Zealand’s waste. This includes landfills, material recovery facilities and processing facilities.
Journal article

Lean construction: an approach to achieving sustainable built environment in Nigeria

The main challenge of the Nigerian building industry (NIB) is how best to manage the different kinds of wastes generated during the building procurement process and by so doing improve the sustainability record of the industry. The result of this study revealed that stakeholders in...
Conference paper

Chain of wastes: the moderating role of making-do

This study presents an application of the Functional Resonance Analysis Method (FRAM) for the modelling of a chain of wastes.
Report

From rubbish to resources: building a circular economy

Australians generate 2.7 tonnes of waste - per person, per year. Approximately, 40% of this waste ends up in landfill. This report addresses this dilemma in some way, recommending that the rubbish we create must be effectively, efficiently and sustainably dealt with.
Conference paper

Reducing handoffs between sequential trades: a simulation

Without proactive management from the general contractor, handoffs can result in the generation of waste, such as idle time between production activities, transport waste originating from an excessive number of mobilizations and demobilizations, and errors and omissions from miscommunication between trades. This paper discusses the...
Report

Towards a waste free future

This report examines how technology can transform the waste and resource-recovery sector in Australia, and support the transition towards a thriving circular economy.
Report

Green waste makes a greener place

Three waste streams will be diverted into a value adding composting system locally. The resultant compost and mulch will be utilised in municipal parks, gardens, ovals, street trees and community gardens.
Report

Organic waste recovery strategy report

Swan Hill Rural City Council engaged Rawtec to assist in the development of an Organics Waste Recovery Strategy. Rawtec undertook desktop research and consulted a range of stakeholders within the Swan Hill region to better understand the current volumes of organic waste, how it is...
Report

Recommendations for standardisation of kerbside collections in Aotearoa

Domestic kerbside collections in Aotearoa New Zealand vary significantly across the country. Inconsistencies lead to confusion among the public, incentivise waste to landfill, and can increase contamination in recycling. This report discusses ways to standardise domestic kerbside collections to increase consistency, reduce confusion for householders...
Strategy

Plastic revolution to reality

This report recognises that the federal, state and territory governments have, or are in the process of, setting admirable goals to reduce plastic waste. This report aims to contribute to this process by providing recommendations on the most problematic plastics leaking into the environment to...