Assessment of Construction and Demolition Waste Management in India
The construction and demolition waste is one of the main components of total waste generated in India. It has a higher environmental impact, such as air, water, and soil pollution. It also causes fire by evaporation of hazardous solvent materials. There are various techniques available for waste disposal. However, the most commonly used techniques are landfill and fly-tipping. The main reasons for not adopting sustainable methods are higher recycling cum transportation cost, a minimum number of recycling stations, unaware of waste disposal methods, unavailable of the market for recycles, and reusing waste. These issues can be overcome by improving the market for recycled materials, increasing the number of waste recycling stations, providing incentives, imposing a heavy penalty for those who don't follow the law, and creating awareness among the company and public. In this paper, the construction and demolition waste disposal techniques are studied. The questionnaire survey is conducted to get the details of waste management in various companies. With that data, suggestions are given to remove barriers in waste management.