About The Book
Proceedings of the International Conference organised by the Concrete and Masonry Research Group and held at Kingston University - London at 14-15 September 2004 With the introduction of waste legislation, in the form of regulations and directives, in many parts of the world a significant move towards sustainable waste management is becoming a legal requirement. Emphasisis now being placed on increasing recycling and promoting more sustainable waste management practices, and greater co-ordination between the public, private and independent sectors, and all concerned with the management of waste and reusable materials. However, sustainable waste management entails complex technological, environmental, social, cultural and economic issues. This, together with technological advances in recycling, means the waste sector is facing enormous challenges in developing suitable waste management and recycling strategies. It is therefore necessary to share and explore existing expertise; to review and discuss the challenges in order to identify opportunities for improving waste management and recycling and promoting sustainable resource use.