Construction & demolition waste: Related resources


GreenCape has been working with companies and government to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has been working with companies to showcase examples of the successful reuse of builders' rubble and demolition waste in the construction industry. Read more


GreenCape has released a new case study which focuses on the reuse of builders rubble from an old berm (raised barrier) in Hermanus. Read more


During the recent Cape Construction Expo, held on 23 August 2017, GreenCape and Stellenbosch University’s Civil Engineering Department highlighted the collaborative work being done to determine whether processed rubble can... Read more


A Secondary Materials Economy in Construction and Demolition Waste, Opportunities and Challenges - Road Construction and Rehabilitation. A presentation given at the South African Roads Forum held on the 22October 2015.
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Opportunities in the City of Cape Town to support a secondary materials economy in builders’ rubble through uptake in road rehabilitation and construction
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The potential in and way forward for a C&DW economy was the focus of the May 2015 workshop. 

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A secondary materials economy in construction and demolition waste -opportunities and challenges in concrete.
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Opportunities and challenges in the South African context, 4 May 2016.
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Best practice in the processing and application of builders' rubble in construction 12 August 2016 Cape Construction Expo
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Overarching legislation governing the handling, storage, treatment and disposal of waste.

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This important addition to the waste regulations means that a waste licence with the associated EIA process is no longer required for the storage of general wastes.

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NEM:WA List of waste management activities that have, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the environment

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A builders' rubble business case on the Cape Town market illustrates that at least R1.1 million worth of high quality sub-base material could be available per month. 

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The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, in collaboration with GreenCape, held a workshop on construction and demolition waste (C&DW).

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