Building and Construction Waste Material – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

waste materials


December 2014

Building and construction waste materials:
REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE – Opportunities and strategies for the Capital region

In December 2013 Canberra Business Council, through its Sustainability Special Interest
Group, led a project which commissioned the University of Canberra to undertake research
into residential construction, renovation and demolition (C&D) waste and recycling activity in the Capital Region. Canberra Business Council was joined in this project by the South East Regional Organisation of Councils (SERROC), the ACT Master Builders Association (MBA), ACT NOWaste, Colin Stewart Architects, Easycare Landscapes, the ACT Land Development Agency, and the Rock Development Group. The research proponents together represent the business sector, the architecture, landscape architecture, building and construction industries and the local government areas which constitute the Capital Region.

Note: Although this project was commenced in December 2013 by Canberra Business Council, on 1 October 2014, Canberra Business Council came together with the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry to form a new organisation – Canberra Business Chamber – a single voice for business in Canberra and the Capital Region.

As a consequence of this merger, the Building And Construction Waste Materials: Reduce, Reuse And Recycle – Opportunities And Strategies For The Capital Region Report is presented under the Canberra Business Chamber branding.