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First Gypsum Recycling in Finland
06-03-2015 13:00

For the first time, gypsum waste is recycled in Finland!

Last week, GRI’s mobile gypsum recycling technology arrived in Finland for the first time. This first recycling was part of the KIHU project, which involves HSY, PHJ, Ministry of Environment, as well as several other corporate representatives.

The recycled waste was collected by HSY and PHJ, and hence originated in the capital region as well as around the city of Lahti.

GRI’s patented technology ensures that 90% of the gypsum waste is turned into recycled gypsum powder, which can then be reused in the plasterboard industry. In Finland, GRI has established partnerships with Gyproc and Knauf. Recycling gypsum waste saves 0,2 tons of CO2 for every ton of gypsum that is not landfilled.

Being the first of its kind, the project attracted a lot of attention. You can read one of the articles here or watch this short clip that was shown in the national news by MTV3 (both in Finnish).

At the press event, CEO Henrik Lund-Nielsen and Marketing Manager Finland Anna-Maria Kowalik represented GRI. Additionally, participants had the possibility of seeing the recycling unit in action, during a short demonstration.

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