Study on current situation of construction and demolition waste management in Vietnam
With the rapid urbanization and economic growth on all the fronts, lots of construction activities are conducted everywhere, especially in big cities in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Haiphong, and Ho Chi Minh. All activities such as new construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings and structures generate huge amount of waste, called the construction and demolition waste (CDW). According to the state of environmental report 2011 on solid waste management issued by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the total municipal solid waste generation was about 60 thousand tons/day averagely, in which the CDW waste accounts for 10-12% of total solid waste. In order to maximize the potential positive impacts but at the same time to minimize the negative effects of modernization and industrialization in the country, it is necessary to take immediate measures to protect the environment. This paper presents the current situation of CDW management in Vietnam and gives challenges and opportunities of CDW recycling. The end solution intended will be to propose suitable CDW management and recycling strategies to suit to these conditions with proven benefits to all stakeholders.
Keywords: construction and demolition waste (CDW); solid waste management; recycling; reuse; Vietnam.
Copyright (c) 2018 National University of Civil Engineering
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.