New Publication on Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) has posted a Guide for Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Policies for Influencing Construction, Renovation and Demolition Waste Management. Click here to download the report.
The development of this report was led by SCIUS Head of Research and Innovation, Helen Goodland. It provides decision-makers with high-level guidance for identifying, evaluating and selecting effective policies for influencing construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) waste management. This includes reducing the amount of waste generated by CRD activities, decreasing the amount of CRD waste that is disposed, lessening the environmental impacts of the CRD waste that is disposed, and strengthening the markets for, and value of, diverted CRD materials.
Construction, renovation and demolition (CRD) wastes make up one of the largest solid waste streams in Canada. This waste comes at a significant cost: it is expensive to manage, poses risks to human health and the environment, and represents a missed opportunity to recover value from discarded materials.