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REBRI Waste reduction: Building products (PDF)


Product Description

This guide is part of the REBRI series developed to encourage and assist everyone involved in the construction and demolition (C&D) industry to reduce waste to landfill and cleanfill.

It provides good practice guidance to reduce waste through product design, distribution and use and the recycling and reuse of products and their packaging. In the long term, design for deconstruction is a key solution to reducing waste at the end of a building’s life. In the shorter term, however, reducing building waste by focusing on dismantling and deconstruction rather than demolition will help achieve this objective.

This guide provides good practice guidance to:

  • product manufacturers
  • distributors and suppliers
  • retailers and wholesalers.

The aims of this guide are to:

  • assist those involved in the supply of products to the construction industry to consider how and why waste is created on site as a result of their products and services
  • demonstrate design, manufacture, retail and supply options to reduce C&D waste and end-of-life recycling and reuse options
  • foster environmental awareness in the building products industry.

This guide covers:

  • product design
  • packaging
  • wholesale and retail
  • delivery
  • product information and support
  • internal procedures
  • how you know whether a product or packaging is reusable or recyclable
  • links, resources and information.
Product Information
Publication date 1 March 2024
Author BRANZ
Product type Book
Availability Available
Product code BR007