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dc.contributor.authorShooshtarian, Salman
dc.contributor.authorCaldera, Savindi
dc.contributor.authorMaqsood, Tayyab
dc.contributor.authorRyley, Tim
dc.contributor.authorKhalfan, Malik
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-27T00:17:42Z
dc.date.available2021-09-27T00:17:42Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0969-9988
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ecam-05-2021-0439
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/408364
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The literature shows that the current Australian waste management framework does not meet industry and government expectations. This study, therefore, seeks the key construction and demolition (C&D) stakeholders' insights on various issues identified. It aims to understand the main barriers to effective C&D waste management, examining the role of the federal government and exploring perceptions around waste regulations, policies and schemes. Design/methodology/approach: An online survey was conducted in 2019 to capture stakeholder perceptions. One hundred and thirty-two participants from various industries and government agencies representing Australian jurisdictions took part in the survey. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Findings: The results show that the main barriers are “overregulation, tough acceptance criteria and increased testing requirements”, “lack of local market” and “culture, poor education and low acceptance”. The main areas of improvement include “providing a guideline that determines the accepted level of contamination for reusing C&D waste”, “preparation of guidelines on requirements of using recycled C&D materials in different industries” and “setting a target for reduction, reusing and recycling C&D waste”. Research limitations/implications: Some research findings may not be generalisable beyond Australia, but there are interesting insights for an international audience. The results inform policy development within the Australian states and territories context, to support the design and implementation of a circular economy model in the construction industry. The findings are evidence for a broader discussion to solve prevailing issues in C&D waste management, notably in the context of construction materials' end of life management. Practical implications: The study highlights that policy development needs to be further expanded to include new/current waste management schemes including manufacturer's shared responsibility of waste generation, subsidies for C&D waste recycled materials and the proximity principle. Originality/value: This paper provides a clear insight into C&D waste management stakeholders' perceptions towards the current waste management system in Australia.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCivil engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilding
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness process management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4005
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode460901
dc.titleAn investigation into challenges and opportunities in the Australian construction and demolition waste management system
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationShooshtarian, S; Caldera, S; Maqsood, T; Ryley, T; Khalfan, M, An investigation into challenges and opportunities in the Australian construction and demolition waste management system, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-09-24T06:29:56Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorCaldera, Savindi T.
gro.griffith.authorRyley, Tim


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