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Wet classification instead of disposal via landfills

  • Mario Schmidt
  • Hannes Spieth
  • Christian Haubach
  • Christian Kühne

Abstract

Around 80 million t of construction waste, road works and similar types of mineral waste have to be disposed of in Germany each year. Statistics show a recycling rate of 72% for construction waste, i.e. about a quarter of the waste produced, or more than 20 million t, must be disposed of by landfill or similar means. A mass flow of fine material must be discharged in the recycling plants. So far, these soils and soil-like materials can only be used for subordinate purposes. It is not unusual for this bulk material to have to be disposed of in landfills. Mineral construction waste represents by far the greatest mass flow of waste.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Schmidt
    • 1
  • Hannes Spieth
    • 2
  • Christian Haubach
    • 1
  • Christian Kühne
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC)Pforzheim UniversityPforzheimDeutschland
  2. 2.Umwelttechnik BW GmbHStuttgartDeutschland
  3. 3.Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-WürttembergStuttgartDeutschland

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