The GtoG project has released the European handbook on best practices on deconstruction techniques of gypsum-based systems and the European manual for best practices in audit prior to deconstruction of buildings.
In Belgium, France, Germany and the UK, the partners have selected different buildings to be deconstructed, implemented audits to identify materials and wastes to be removed, created a catalogue with photos of the materials built 20-30 years ago and examined in details gypsum-based systems deconstruction techniques.
The GtoG is a Life+ project co-financed by the European Commission, DG Environment. The aim of the project is to close the loop effectively and transform the plasterboard demolition waste market to achieve higher recycling rates of plasterboard waste. The major obstacle to close the loop is that buildings are currently demolished and not dismantled in the majority of the Member states of EU. This leads to unsegregated waste going to landfill without having the possibility to recover valuable recyclable materials, among others gypsum plasterboard waste.
GRI is proud to participate in the project.