General Overview of Plasterboard Recycling
Gypsum Recycling International offers a plasterboard recycling system which benefits the environment, the construction and demolition industry and the manufacturers of the plasterboards. Take a look at our unique plasterboard recycling system
Plasterboard recycling is becoming a key source of raw materials for more and more plasterboard plants. Our plasterboard recycling system counts the top 5 plasterboard companies in the world as customers. Plasterboard plants belonging to USG, BPB Group, Knauf, Siniat, Saint Gobain and National Gypsum participate in our plasterboard recycling system and rely on us to supply them with high quality recycled plasterboard waste at prices below the price of virgin materials. We make plasterboard recycling in 10 different countries in cooperation with among other these 5 leading plasterboard manufacturers.
The benefits of plasterboard recycling
The environmental benefits of plasterboard recycling
Plasterboard recycling means that waste that would otherwise have been disposed of in landfills now is being recycled and turned into a gypsum powder that the plasterboard manufacturers can use when making new boards. Not only does plasterboard recycling thereby prevent waste from being deposited unnecessary in landfills to the benefit of the environment, but the use of scarce natural resources is also limited by the plasterboard recycling, as the recycled waste will reduce the need for manufacturers to acquire natural gypsum resources. On top of that plasterboard waste in landfills under certain circumstances is known to cause hydrogen sulfite gasses, which potentially are lethal, and obviously by recycling plasterboard waste instead such dangerous situations can be avoided.
The benefits to the construction and demolition industry
For the construction and demolition contractors recycling plasterboard waste means less costs, as we always offer plasterboard recycling at the lowest price possible. As we, on top of our plasterboard recycling service also provide an entire collection and logistic solution, the construction and demolition contractors can leave everything to us: We will pick up the waste at the construction site, recycle it and deliver the powder to the plasterboard manufacturers. The only thing the construction and demolition contractors have to do, is to order our plasterboard recycling service.
The benefits to the drywall manufacturers
For the plasterboard manufacturers plasterboard recycling also means less costs, as we always offer the recycled gypsum powder made from the plasterboard recycling at a price that is below the price of other gypsum raw materials.
Gypsum Recycling International is the mother company of the internationally operating Gypsum Recycling Group. Gypsum Recycling International is the first company worldwide to have implemented a complete and commercially based plasterboard recycling system for recycling of all kinds of plasterboard waste by converting the waste into a raw material for production of new plasterboards. The system was introduced in Denmark in 2001, and has since been expanded to cover new countries very quickly. Today we are active in Denmark, Sweden, Norway,Finland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, USA, and Japan. Gypsum Recycling International's system provides benefits to all parties involved, and accordingly the basis of the system is common business sense rather than bans or regulations regarding landfilling of plasterboard waste.
Significantly different plasterboard recycling
The system has a proven track record in several countries and has obtained the world record recycling rate of 65%, not just of new construction waste but also of demolition waste. We do not just claim we recycle plasterboard, we are doing it every day in 7 countries. Nobody has more experience than us. It is a complete system with all the necessary elements for efficiently taking the waste from the place of generation to the processing facility, where the waste very economically is transformed into a valuable raw material that cost efficiently is delivered to the plasterboard plant nearby. The system encompasses: a collection system/containers, a logistics system, the mobile recycling unit and end-users that can benefit from the recycled material. The recycling unit is designed to be mobile and very compact. Hereby multiple small processing plants/facilities located close to where the waste is generated can be serviced using the same recycling unit. The recycling unit removes all types of contaminants from the recycled waste, no matter whether the waste is from new construction or demolition activity, assuring that any plasterboard manufacturer can use the produced powder and replace up to 25% of the raw materials needs with recycled gypsum powder made from plasterboard waste.