Yikes! 8000 lbs of waste per house

An interesting article on the incredible amount of waste produced by home building and some tips on how to reduce it while saving money and building a better house.

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study, an estimated 8,000 lbs of waste is created from the construction of a 2,000 square foot home ... Much of the debris was either unnecessary material or material that could be salvaged or recycled.  The problem can be solved by streamlining the material coming into the construction site and better managing how the waste is separated and where it ends up.

(Via Jetson Green.)