Impact of Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme on work practices at construction sites in Hong Kong.

@article{Yu2013ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme on work practices at construction sites in Hong Kong.},
  author={A. Yu and C. Poon and Agnes Wong and R. Yip and L. Jaillon},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          138-46
        }
}
Waste management in the building industry in Hong Kong has become an important environmental issue. Particularly, an increasing amount of construction and demolition (C&D) waste is being disposed at landfill sites. In order to reduce waste generation and encourage reuse and recycling, the Hong Kong Government has implemented the Construction Waste Disposal Charging Scheme (CWDCS) to levy charges on C&D waste disposal to landfills. In order to provide information on the changes in reducing waste… Expand
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