The project recognises that closed loop recycling depends on three main factors: systematic dismantling of buildings; source sorting of waste to avoid mixed waste and contamination; and stringent specifications for recycled gypsum, so that it can be reincorporated into the manufacturing process. In practice, this involves the full spectrum of the supply chain, which is why the project’s membership is so broad.
Ultimately, the industry will need to take a holistic approach to deconstruction. But plasterboard is an important place to start. Its principal material, gypsum, is infinitely recyclable as gypsum, and unlocking the potential to keep this material within a closed cycle should provide valuable insight for other parts of the industry.
Equally crucial is to involve the entire supply chain. Marshalling materials in our sector is a long-term task, and a shift in mindset and a maturing marketplace for post-consumer waste should make sustainable practice a more attractive option in construction.
via Foundation for reuse | Features | Materials Recycling World.
Gypsum Agri-Cycle, Inc. can help your business reduce drywall waste disposal costs. What used to be an almost insignificant cost has become significant in our region. Drywall waste makes up approximately 25% of weight volume in landfills and the construction industry makes up approximately 64% of the gypsum waste in North America. With increasing environmental concerns, it may not be long before your construction waste will no longer be welcome at landfills and tipping costs will surge.
Partnering with Gypsum Agri-Cycle, Inc. will demonstrate your commitment to the environment and help you become a leader of environmental efforts in the housing industry. Build your business; saving money on disposal costs and building your environmental reputation!
Drywall waste is coming from the following states:
Vermont, Massechusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Deleware, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., West Virgina, and Maryland.
We have the capability of shipping mined gypsum and reclaimed gypsum globally!
via Gypsum Agri-Cycle | Drywall, Sheetrock, and Wallboard Recycling.