Increased recycling rates of construction and demolition waste through sustainable supply chain management
Paper in proceedings, 2019

The purpose of the paper is to identify application areas of sustainable supply chain management in construction and demolition waste (CDW) material recycling. It was found that: 1) There are great improvement areas for sorting and collection concerning improved planning routines and increased involvement of the recycling company, differentiated solutions regarding logistics in different type of projects and measurement and following up system for waste management performance. 2) The waste flow mapping method is helpful in identifying improvement areas of CDW but need some adjustment. Research areas for further studies are manufacturing planning and control, packaging management and user psychology.

Construction and demolition waste

Recycling rates

Waste Flow Mapping

Sustainable Supply Chain Management


Martin Kurdve

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Linea Kjellsdotter Ivert

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Petra Bosch

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Anna Fredriksson

Linköping University


6th EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum 2019
Göteborg, Sweden,

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Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance



Subject Categories

Construction Management

Environmental Management

Economics and Business

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