Using Solid Waste as A Substitute for Raw Materials in Construction: A Review.

  • duaa Tawfeeq Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities, and Public Works
  • Sura Kareem Ali
Keywords: solid waste, recycling solid waste, sustainable buildings, sustainability


The main challenge is to protect the environment from future deterioration due to pollution and the lack of natural resources. Therefore, one of the most important things to pay attention to and get rid of its negative impact is solid waste. Solid waste is a double-edged sword according to the way it is dealt with, as neglecting it causes a serious environmental risk from water, air and soil pollution, while dealing with it in the right way makes it an important resource in preserving the environment. Accordingly, the proper management of solid waste and its reuse or recycling is the most important factor. Therefore, attention has been drawn to the use of solid waste in different ways, and the most common way is to use it as an alternative material for raw materials in engineering construction. Countless types of solid waste can be used in different ways and quantities according to the purpose for which they are intended, for example the use of rubber, construction waste, ash and many others. This study discusses the problem of solid waste and methods of its management, in addition to its use with building materials in order to improve their properties and reduce costs.

How to Cite
Tawfeeq, duaa, & Ali, S. (2024). Using Solid Waste as A Substitute for Raw Materials in Construction: A Review. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 31(1), 01-7.