An Investigation into the Critical Factors of on-site Waste Segregation in the UK Construction and Demolition Sector.
Mercer, J., Seidu, R.D, Jin, R., Chohan, N. and Ebohon, O. (2022). An Investigation into the Critical Factors of on-site Waste Segregation in the UK Construction and Demolition Sector. International Conference on the Leadership and Management of Projects in the digital age (IC:LAMP 2022).
|Authors||Mercer, J., Seidu, R.D, Jin, R., Chohan, N. and Ebohon, O.|
This paper provides an in-depth exploration into critical factors affecting the use of on-site waste segregation strategies in the UK C&D market. Utilising data from two separate survey questionnaires; this study confirms usage of on-site segregation strategies by many UK contractors where physical site space and project budgets allow. However, through assessment of stakeholder perceptions, this paper also identifies several key barriers that are impeding overall effectiveness. Amongst many factors, this study indicates how issues such as poor attitude and a lack of knowledge of the benefits amongst workers, could be having a profound effect on successful adaptation of ground level recycling initiatives. This research project then finishes by ranking existent barriers by importance, with the goal of suggesting proposals for overcoming these challenges. Ultimately, weighing the critical factors and prospective barriers to on-site segregation in the UK C&D sector, this study makes recommendation of multiple incentives, but suggests that enhanced training initiatives could be a crucial element for instigating long-term industry improvement in respect of recycling and on-site waste segregation strategies.
|Keywords||Waste Management, On-Site Segregation, UK, Recycling, Construction & Demolition, Sustainability, Contractors|
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|28 Nov 2022|
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|Deposited||05 Dec 2022|
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