WOOD WASTE REUSE: A BRIEF REVIEW AND STUDIES CASES

  • Arthur Hoffmann dos Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Resumo

The increasing demand for material goods and consequently the generation of solid waste from its consumption and production has been giving greater interest to alternatives and strategies, aimed to avoid or minimize possible environmental impacts related to these activities. One of the problems that cause impacts in products production is the generation of waste after consumption. These products also generate problems, when, after their useful life, there are no suitable proposals for their destination. In the case of wood, companies in furniture, construction, metallurgical and logistic industries end up treating wood waste improperly, either to get rid of the problem of the volume of refuse generated, or lack of choice for the final destination of the wood. Reuse of materials and, in this case, wood, has a significant response in the fields of reuse of wood waste, as one of these initiatives, since its application reduces the volume of waste destined for landfills and gives other functions to materials that before they would be discarded. This paper presents a literature review on the reuse and reuse of wood waste, addressing its importance in the Environmental Management System, as well as current environmental legislation, international and national practices, advantages and disadvantages, and the presentation of case studies with reuse of solid waste.

Biografia do Autor

Arthur Hoffmann dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Arthur Hoffmann dos Santos1 (arthurhoffs@hotmail.com), Joana de Souza Mücke1, Rejane Maria Candiota Tubino2, Irineu Antonio Schadach de Brum2

1 Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Graduate Program, School of Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

2 Metallurgy Department, School of Engineering, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil