Improving the recycling rate of construction and demolition waste in Sweden - a reverse logistics perspective

dc.contributor.authorManjunath, Chandan
dc.contributor.authorUmrigar, Frashogar
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisationsv
dc.contributor.departmentChalmers University of Technology / Department of Technology Management and Economicsen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T14:41:37Z
dc.date.available2019-07-03T14:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.description.abstractSweden has been very successful in recent years in increasing energy recovery and reducing waste in the form of landfills. However, there is a great scope for improvement of the recycling rate of waste. The EU Waste Framework Directive (European Parliament and Council, 2008) requires all the countries within the EU to have achieved a minimum recycling rate of 70% for construction and demolition waste (CDW) generated, by 2020. The recycling rate of CDW in Sweden is currently 50-60%. Improving the reverse logistics of CDW could contribute greatly towards achieving this target. This thesis focuses on understanding the current state of identification, sorting, collection and logistics of CDW in Sweden, which is a part of the reverse logistics chain. Based on the current state analysis, some suggestions for improvement are given. In this thesis, interviews and surveys are conducted with various stakeholders within the CDW industry. The surveys and interviews along with the help of a literature review are used to understand the factors that affect the identification, sorting, collection and logistics of CDW. Additionally, five cases of construction/demolition projects are studied. The analysis of the data collected in term of five case studies, interviews and a survey, has supported in answering the purpose. Based on the current state of operations and the factors affecting them, some suggestions for the improvement are provided. The suggestions are – i) using the waste management plan throughout the chain, ii) improving the waste management plan and iii) using additional waste coordinators on-site. Application of these suggestions could lead to improvements in the reverse logistics of CDW and help in increasing the recycling rate of CDW in Sweden.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/254135
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMaster thesis. E - Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden : E2017:117
dc.setspec.uppsokTechnology
dc.subjectProduktion
dc.subjectTransport
dc.subjectGrundläggande vetenskaper
dc.subjectHållbar utveckling
dc.subjectInnovation och entreprenörskap (nyttiggörande)
dc.subjectÖvrig industriell teknik och ekonomi
dc.subjectProduction
dc.subjectTransport
dc.subjectBasic Sciences
dc.subjectSustainable Development
dc.subjectInnovation & Entrepreneurship
dc.subjectOther industrial engineering and economics
dc.titleImproving the recycling rate of construction and demolition waste in Sweden - a reverse logistics perspective
dc.type.degreeExamensarbete för masterexamensv
dc.type.degreeMaster Thesisen
dc.type.uppsokH
local.programmeProduction engineering (MPPEN), MSc
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