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Main Title Requiring Secondary Materials in Federal Construction - A Feasibility Study.
Author Ramsey., James M. ;
CORP Author Resource Planning Associates, Cambridge, Mass.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. Office of Solid Waste Management.
Year Published 1975
Report Number RA-74-20; EPA-68-01-2272; EPA/530/SW-130c;
Stock Number PB-241 729
Additional Subjects Solid waste disposal ; Government policies ; Reclamation ; Construction materials ; Iron and steel industry ; Glass ; Plastics ; Paper ; Legislation ; Regulations ; Government procurement ; Metal scrap ; Specifications ; Economic analysis ; Feasibility ; Secondary materials industry ; Waste recycling ; Glass recycling ; Paper recycling ; Metal recycling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-241 729 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 202p
The Federal Government is the largest single purchaser of construction in the United States. The study examines the feasibility of the Government's using this considerable purchasing power to require the use of secondary materials in construction products as a means of increasing recycling. The analysis of Federal construction procurement policies, laws, regulations, and funding levels shows that while the Government is a major purchaser of construction materials, there are significant constraints to requiring recycled materials in these products. An in-depth technical and economic analysis of opportunities to use secondary materials recovered from the municipal solid waste stream shows that Federal construction procurement could impact significantly on the materials in the municipal solid waste stream.