Journal of Environment Protection and Sustainable Development
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Journal of Environment Protection and Sustainable Development, Vol.7, No.2, Jun. 2021, Pub. Date: Jun. 29, 2021
Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Libya: Current Situation and Future Prospects
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[01] Salahaldein Alsadey, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bani Waleed University, Bani Walid City, Libya.
[02] Salleemah Hamid, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bani Waleed University, Bani Walid City, Libya.
As a result of increased urbanization, construction and demolition debris is expanding all over the world. Due to its direct effects on the environment as well as the efficiency of the construction industry, construction and demolition waste creation has been identified as one of the significant concerns in the sector. Construction and demolition waste management is a major concern for cities where fast urbanization, industrialization, and economic development generate so much waste. Construction and demolition trash is generated by the construction industry, which is one of Libya's largest and most active industries. New construction, refurbishment, and demolition of buildings and structures generate massive volumes of garbage known as construction and demolition waste. It is vital to take prompt environmental protection measures in Libya in order to maximize the possible good consequences while minimizing the negative repercussions of modernization and industrialization. The current state of building and demolition waste management in Libya is described in this paper, as well as the problems and prospects of building and demolition waste recycling. The goal is to provide building and demolition waste management and recycling techniques that are appropriate for these settings and have proven advantages for all stakeholders. It is critical to make efficient use of building and demolition trash, as well as sustainable environmental and economic management, in order to preserve the cleanliness of our environment.
Construction, Demolition, Waste, Management, Recycling, Libya
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