Recycling is often 15-25% less costly than disposal.
Energy Savings: Aluminum requires 20 times more energy to produce from bauxite ore compared to producing it from scrap.
Emissions Reduction: one ton of wood recycled saves .54 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Less waste can lead to fewer disposal facilities, potentially reducing associated environmental issues including methane gas emissions which contribute to global climate change . Reducing, reusing, and recycling C&D materials offsets the need to extract and consume virgin resources, which also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Deconstruction , salvage and selective demolition methods divert large amounts of materials from disposal and provide business opportunities within the local community. Reducing the amount of Construction & Demolition (C&D) materials disposed of in landfills or combustion facilities provides numerous benefits: REDUCING C&D MATERIALS
The Current Picture in Connecticut and Overall Landfill Reduction Goals: Connecticut does not have a formal C & D landfill reduction goal. The landfill reduction goal is currently stated as an overall per capita reduction of 58% to be achieved by 2024.
A Construction Waste Management Plan is written, and followed during Construction
Construction Waste Audit Reports are produced periodically
A note about Waste Management Plans and Waste Audit Reports:
Recycling is maximized via an effective Waste Management Plan. Eco One Solutions plans are written as a parallel document to the Architect’s specifications and thus can be easily followed by the project Superintendent.
Eco One Solutions Waste Audit Reports note the positive environmental effects of the project’s recycling efforts, and create a positive feedback loop for all contractors during the project