Looking For A Professional Plasterboard Recycling Service? Look No Further Than Skippy
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Looking For A Professional Plasterboard Recycling Service? Look No Further Than Skippy

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Plasterboard. It’s a material of two halves. On the one hand, it is quite environmentally damaging to produce; on the other, it can be recycled in the hands of trained professionals, like yours truly. Through using a reputable plasterboard recycling service, such as ours at Skippy Nationwide, your company can do its bit for the environment and ensure that your waste materials are handled properly.

Why Recycle Your Plasterboard?

Since 2005, plasterboard recycling has been a requirement of the EU Landfill directive. This directive states that all high sulphate wastes, which include plasterboard at associated material gypsum, must be recycled where possible.

In the UK, the construction industry alone uses approximately 3 million tonnes of plasterboard every year. The result of this massive consumption is around 300,000 tonnes of waste materials. These are largely off-cuts, scraps or pieces that couldn’t be used in whatever type of project needed plasterboard in the first place.

The beauty of recycling this waste is that it allows for the recovery of gypsum. The extraction of natural gypsum requires the usage of big, industrial machinery which gobbles up fossil fuels and spit out tonnes and tonnes of CO2. By recycling plasterboard, the need to excavate and refine virgin gypsum is lowered and so the environmental impact of the industry is lessened.

There are more reasons to recycle plasterboard too beyond lowering the need for unrefined gypsum. According to GreenSpec, the production and calcinations of plasterboard also uses significant amounts of fossil-driven electricity and natural gas.

Even the facing paper that packages plasterboard can have a negative impact on the wildlife and surrounding area if disposed off incorrectly. In particular, the levels of toxicity and eutrophication to water close by will go up as well as increasing toxicity levels in the land.

How Can You Do Your Part?

Lessening the environmental impact of plasterboard can be achieved with plasterboard recycling from Skippy Nationwide, but it begins on your work site. Plasterboard and other gypsum based materials should be separated from other waste streams, ready for specialised collection.

As part of our dedicated service, we’ll be able to carry away the following and ensure it is recycled in the proper facilities as long as the waste is free from contaminates such as wood, plastic and general soiling:

  • Plasterboard waste gypsum walls, ceilings and floors
  • Virgin gypsum board waste
  • Complete boards
  • Off cuts or broken parts
  • Wastes from construction and refurbishment projects
  • Industrial based gypsum products and materials

The global market for the recycling of plasterboard continues to grow year on year. This is great news as it means less need for fossil fuel eating, CO2 spewing processes and keeps our precious environment ticking along nicely.

Call To Arrange Plasterboard Recycling With Skippy Nationwide Today

To arrange for your plasterboard or other gypsum containing items to be collected for recycling, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us free on 03333 218402 or send an email to sales@skippy.co.uk.

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