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University of Wolverhampton

1. Adjei, Solomon D. REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

Degree: 2016, University of Wolverhampton

The construction industry is considered the world over as a major contributor to the high rates of waste generation in developed countries. The negative influence of waste generation on the environment, natural resources, and the profitability of firms puts increasing pressure on the industry to reduce the waste it generates. The pressures to reduce waste are heightened by current trends demanding sustainable management of waste for the purposes of economic, social, and environmental gains. Literature on factors influencing waste management (WM) suggests government legislation is the most critical success factor for ensuring waste is sustainably managed. A review of the literature however indicated that researches holistically investigating the practices of construction firms and the extent to which these practices meet the intended outcomes of government legislation on waste are not present. Thus this research was undertaken to holistically investigate WM practices in the UK construction industry, to identify best practices and the extent to which they meet the intended outcomes of government WM legislation ad policy. The study adopted a multiple case study design to examine WM approaches, strategies and practices at both the corporate and project level within construction companies. Four construction companies who had won awards for their sustainability and environmental performance were purposefully selected to investigate best practice WM. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews, passive observations, and documentary analysis. Analysis of the data revealed that the drivers for WM in the construction industry are: economic considerations; company sustainability agenda; company image; client requirements; environmental concerns; government legislation; moral and social demands; industrial benchmarking; environmental concerns; and the requirements of standards. Regarding the influence of legislation, the results revealed that government legislation plays a secondary role in influencing WM as clients are interested in using only compliant firms. Best practices targeting design to reduce waste through standardisation and prefabrication; on-site segregation through multi-skip provision; supply take back schemes; intensified site education; and the use of incentives were identified to lead to improved WM. The results also indicated that company sustainability agenda is the most influential driver for achieving sustainable construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) WM. The findings highlighted the importance of having a clear vision and structure for WM at the corporate level alongside strategies to be implemented on projects to ensure sustainable WM is achieved. To help construction firms in achieving sustainable WM, which is the ultimate goal of government legislation, a best practice framework has been developed based on the findings from the study and evaluated using semi-structured interviews with selected target participants. The framework presents a coherent and systematic approach for achieving…

Subjects/Keywords: Waste Management; Construction Waste; Demolition Waste; UK Waste Legislation; Excavation waste; Sustainability; Environmental Management; Waste Management Framework; Waste Management Drivers

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APA (6th Edition):

Adjei, S. D. (2016). REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. (Thesis). University of Wolverhampton. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618541

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Adjei, Solomon D. “REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.” 2016. Thesis, University of Wolverhampton. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618541.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Adjei, Solomon D. “REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.” 2016. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Adjei SD. REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Wolverhampton; 2016. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618541.

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Council of Science Editors:

Adjei SD. REVIEW OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. [Thesis]. University of Wolverhampton; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618541

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Linnaeus University

2. Srey, Chanrita; Otonari, Naoko. The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study.

Degree: Marketing, 2016, Linnaeus University

The aim of this thesis is to describe perceived barriers and drivers and analyze its impact on the implementation of strategies among food retailers in order to reduce food waste. On supply chain, food retailers are in the powerful position, communicating both consumers and suppliers. Existing literatures and our findings show that food retailers engage mostly in strategies to prevent and re-use food waste. The methodology used in this thesis is qualitative research through single case study design in order to gain valuable insights from food retailers and develop the existing theories. The empirical date is collected through semi-structured interviews with a store manager, the head of logistics and a project manager and environmental ambassador, Karin Bildsten. The findings had formed several learning points. First, in this case the major barrier is lack of resources in financial and knowledge terms in order to implement strategies. Second, consumers have a strong impact on the implementation of strategies, playing both as drivers and barriers. Lastly, environmental consideration of employees is a strong driver as well as positive response from society toward implementing different strategies. This research intended to give inspiration to other researchers into this new field of research. The authors concluded with practical recommendations to food retailers as well as some advices to different stakeholders.

Subjects/Keywords: Food waste; sustainability; barriers; drivers; retailing stores / food retailers; prevention; re-use; waste management

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APA (6th Edition):

Srey, Chanrita; Otonari, N. (2016). The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study. (Thesis). Linnaeus University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56344

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Srey, Chanrita; Otonari, Naoko. “The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study.” 2016. Thesis, Linnaeus University. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56344.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Srey, Chanrita; Otonari, Naoko. “The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study.” 2016. Web. 15 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Srey, Chanrita; Otonari N. The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study. [Internet] [Thesis]. Linnaeus University; 2016. [cited 2019 Oct 15]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56344.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Srey, Chanrita; Otonari N. The Barriers and Drivers in Reducing Food Waste within Grocery Stores : A case study. [Thesis]. Linnaeus University; 2016. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56344

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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