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Review of Landfills in Europe Accordind to the European Commissin’s Policy Identifying Effective Criteria for Reducind, Reusing, and Proposing Waste Levels in the Construction Sector

Published Online: 26 May 2021
Page range: 1 - 8
Received: 26 Jan 2021
Accepted: 15 Feb 2021
Journal Details
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Abstract

Construction waste makes up a large part of the waste produced in Europe. Therefore, the European Commission has developed policies to create an economic cycle and increase waste recycling. These solutions have been developed reduce the destructive effects of the environment, including various certificates such as LEED in different countries to encourage building debris management. However, not all construction waste can be recycled and reused, often buried in the environment. Although these wastes are extracted from natural resources, the process of making them changes their original nature, and it is not possible to estimate the exact time of their decomposition and reversibility of waste in nature. Thus, a large part of them is landfilled due to their Non-Recyclability. Moreover, every year, a large area of fertile and usable land is allocated for their burial. This paper aims to clarify the non-recyclable part of landfilled construction waste in the environment, highlighting the need for importance and research in this area. It can improve and preserve the sources, land, and health of the environment and human beings in EU member states threatened by landfilling.

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