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Construction waste management based on industrial management models: a Swedish case study

Stenis, Jan LU (2005) In Waste Management & Research 23(1). p.13-19
Abstract
This paper describes a methodology for estimating the true internal costs of construction waste, aimed at promoting environmentally friendly waste management. The study employs cost-benefit analysis, contribution margin analysis, the polluter-pays principle and a mathematical model: the model for Efficient Use of Resources for Optimal Production Economy (EUROPE), which has been introduced previously by the author for assigning industrial costs to waste. The calculations are performed on construction waste created in a case study of a building project. Moreover, waste is regarded as, in a business sense, having the same basic status as any normal industrial product, namely the 'equality principle'. Application of the methodology is... (More)
This paper describes a methodology for estimating the true internal costs of construction waste, aimed at promoting environmentally friendly waste management. The study employs cost-benefit analysis, contribution margin analysis, the polluter-pays principle and a mathematical model: the model for Efficient Use of Resources for Optimal Production Economy (EUROPE), which has been introduced previously by the author for assigning industrial costs to waste. The calculations are performed on construction waste created in a case study of a building project. Moreover, waste is regarded as, in a business sense, having the same basic status as any normal industrial product, namely the 'equality principle'. Application of the methodology is suggested to create incentives for environmental and profitability improvement in construction companies and other types of industrial sectors. The results of the case study show the generation of construction waste to substantially decrease the final operating income, due to the internal shadow price cost it creates. This paper is intended to reduce the gap between the choice of waste management procedures and their economic impact, the overall objective being to accomplish an improved industrial environmental situation. (Less)
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cost-benefit, construction waste management, industrial economic models, analysis, wmr 759-4, true internal costs
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Waste Management & Research
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23
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1
pages
13 - 19
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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  • wos:000226966700003
  • pmid:15751391
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1096-3669
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10.1177/0734242X05050184
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English
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  author       = {Stenis, Jan},
  issn         = {1096-3669},
  keyword      = {cost-benefit,construction waste management,industrial economic models,analysis,wmr 759-4,true internal costs},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {13--19},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Waste Management & Research},
  title        = {Construction waste management based on industrial management models: a Swedish case study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734242X05050184},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2005},
}