In India, concrete is often used as an energy-efficient building material, which has resulted in a surge in the use of the concrete as a building material.
But according to the Indian government, concrete does not have to be a waste product.
According to the guidelines of the World Resources Institute (WRI), which is a non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable development and is based in Washington, DC, and Singapore, concrete should be recycled after use, but should not be used as a material for any other purpose.
It is possible to recycle concrete without using it for building purposes, but the WRI has advised against it, citing its high environmental impact and its role in the global supply chain.
The guidelines also suggest that concrete can be used in the construction of buildings for the first year and then disposed of.
The WRI recommends using concrete for concrete walls and for roofs.
However, according to a WRI report, a study of the impact of concrete recycling on concrete use in India found that the material has a very low recycling rate and a high waste rate.
“The waste generated from the use or the reuse of concrete does reach the atmosphere.
The waste from the manufacture of concrete is about 30-40% water and 5-10% fertilizer.
These materials have to remain in the environment for longer than the materials used for building construction,” the Wri said.
In India, the Wrix Foundation, an NGO that supports people in rural areas, works to reduce the waste of concrete and improve its sustainability through eco-development programmes and community-based initiatives.
The organisation has been actively working to reduce waste in the country and has launched a project in the town of Bijapur, located in Andhra Pradesh, to recycle 50 tonnes of concrete a day for its community-run organisation.
“We have a community of about 1,000 people.
We use about 50 tonnes a day, of which we have about 3 tonnes that we are trying to recycle.
The community is very enthusiastic about it.
The next step is to use this material for concrete slabs,” said Sreenivas Bhatt, the head of the NGO.
According the NGO, more than 10 million people in India do not have access to toilets and have no choice but to use their bare hands and feet for defecation.
“We have tried to develop a programme for the community to reuse this material.
It has to be recycled for the construction project, but we are looking to the public for their suggestions as well,” said Bhatt.
In a country where the population is nearly 80 per cent women, women are the main users of concrete.
In a survey conducted in 2011 by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), around half of the respondents said that they used concrete to make toilets.
According a survey done by the CSE, more and more people are now using the material for toiletries.
However, despite this, the impact on the environment remains controversial.
According for the study, about 2.5 billion tonnes of cement were used in India in 2011, of this, about a billion tonnes was used in construction.
According CSE’s data, in 2011 there were nearly 13,500 slabs of concrete that were recycled for use as building material in India, which is about 50 per cent of the total waste of the country.
“A concrete slab has a life of about 20 years, but it has a minimum life of 25 years and it needs to be used for another 10 years before it is recycled,” said K K Sharma, an environmental consultant who works with the WTI group.
According Sharma, a lot of concrete has to get reused.
“Most of the slabs are made from cement which is used to make cement slabs.
These are used to build roads, bridges, houses, shops, factories, and so on.
However if they are used for toilets, they need to be reused for one or two years before being used for concrete.
We are trying our best to reduce these slabs from being reused in construction projects,” he added.