Recycling of Some Selected Building Materials in the Construction Industry: Prospect and Challenges
Science Research
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages: 21-26
Received: Apr. 10, 2014; Accepted: May 9, 2014; Published: May 30, 2014
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Authors
Owolabi James D, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
Amusan Lekan M, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
Udoh Victor, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
Tunji-Olayeni Patience, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
Peter Nkolika, Estate Management Department Covenant University, Ogun state Nigeria
Omuh Ignatius, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
O. Joshua Opeyemi, Building Technology Department Covenant University, Ogun State Nigeria
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Abstract
The importance of recycling cannot be overemphasized, it decongests items in environment which tends to constitutes pollution nuisance while providing opportunity for reuse of such items, also items recycling returns environment to the state of its naturalness. It is against this background that the study attempt at studying recycling of some selected building materials within the context of their benefits, conceptualization, and awareness about concept of recycling and waste generated. Random sampling technique was used to select the respondents sample and research location. Lagos State, Nigeria, was chosen as research location construction companies and landfills within the state and sample procedure would be as stated above. Seventy (70) Structured questionnaire was used to harvest opinion of people on the subject matter. Also, field research was conducted, field research entails taking data from existing landfills in sites of established waste collection organizations, that is, existing organizations that run recycling operation. Mean Item Score and simple percentage were used to process harvested data. In summary It was discovered that the response to the economic effect of recycling where the purchase of product made from recycled material ranked 1st with a 0.862 index, the next was the participation in recycling for the creation of jobs which ranked 2nd with an index of 0.837, next was their opinion on the construction industries benefits from the recycling industry which ranked 3rd with an index of 0.81 and Participation in recycling for financial reward which was ranked 4th with an index of 0.735. Also discovered was the quantity of materials wasted on the various sites and even though the quantity was low in most of the cases, it still reiterated the need for recycling of construction and renovation waste. From the above stated finding it is important to state that the study was extremely important as it provides information on the method of recycling all the wasted materials instead of carting them away to landfills. Approach to recycling of waste has been presented in this study, it is a believe that this could serve as an awareness about concept of recycling household and environmental waste.
Keywords
Recycling, Awareness, Process, Challenge, Construction
To cite this article
Owolabi James D, Amusan Lekan M, Udoh Victor, Tunji-Olayeni Patience, Peter Nkolika, Omuh Ignatius, O. Joshua Opeyemi, Recycling of Some Selected Building Materials in the Construction Industry: Prospect and Challenges, Science Research. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 21-26. doi: 10.11648/j.sr.20140202.12
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