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The Opportunities and Challenges for Re-use and Recycling of Timber and Wood Products Within the Construction Sector

Ormondroyd, G.A. and Spear, M. and Skinner, C. (2016) The Opportunities and Challenges for Re-use and Recycling of Timber and Wood Products Within the Construction Sector. In: Environmental Impacts of Traditional and Innovative Forest-based Bioproducts; Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes. Springer, pp. 45-103. ISBN 9789811006531; 9789811006555

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Abstract

This chapter addresses the many factors which have influenced the re-use and recycling of wood in the UK over approximately a 20 year period to 2015. Drawing on a wide range of reports and data for the sector, the main trends are described. These include early adoption of standards for the quality of recycled wood in the particleboard industry, clear segregation of waste wood by origin and level of expected contamination, and more recently, the development of the biomass energy market. The construction sector presents several challenges when reclaiming, re-using or recycling timber, however, significant progress has been made by the introduced legislation, and through initiatives, best practice and the development of waste transfer stations and businesses utilising waste wood. Further avenues of research and emerging technologies are also discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Natural Sciences > The BioComposites Centre
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2016 02:33
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 02:33
ISBN: 9789811006531; 9789811006555
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/6405
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0655-5_3
Publisher: Springer
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