Why Do You Need Professional Plasterboard Recycling?
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Why Do You Need Professional Plasterboard Recycling?

posted in Nationwide Skip Hire by Skippy Nationwide on 12:31 Jun 8th, 2016

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Gypsum is one of the most difficult materials to recycle, and it can be hugely damaging to the environment if it ends up on the landfill. In the past, many waste experts believed that plasterboard wasn’t worth the effort that it took to recycle, but as it is high in sulphate it can create dangerous gases at the landfill which can be extremely damaging to the local area.

Fortunately, here at Skippy Nationwide, we are able to provide plasterboard recycling to a range of businesses and construction projects to ensure that any plasterboard your work creates can be dealt with in an efficient manner.

Why Do You Need To Recycle Your Plasterboard?

Since 2005, plasterboard recycling has been a requirement of the EU landfill directive. This directive says that any and all wastes which are high in sulphate need to be recycled whenever possible. This includes both plasterboard and gypsum materials.

In the UK alone, the construction industry uses as much as 3 million tonnes of plasterboard annually. This huge level of material consumption creates, on average, 300,000 tonnes of waste materials. These are largely scraps of material or pieces that couldn’t be used for whatever reason.

The major advantage associated with recycling this waste is that it allows for the recovery of gypsum. The acquisition of natural gypsum requires the use of large, industrial machines. These machines have a high demand when it comes to fossil fuel consumption. The gypsum industry spits out tonnes and tonnes of CO2 every month, and has a major effect on the environment. Plasterboard recycling can really help to lower the amount of gypsum which needs to be excavated – thereby lowering the impact of the industry on the environment.

How Can You Help To Reduce The Impact Of Gypsum On The Environment?

When you choose to take advantage of professional plasterboard recycling from Skippy Nationwide, you will be doing your part to reduce your impact on the environment. You should always take care to separate this waste from other general waste streams to prepare it for specialised collection. Even if it is left in a skip for an extended period of time, plasterboard can create damaging gas which can create a potentially dangerous area.

As part of the professional service that our team of gypsum recycling experts can provide, you will be able to rid yourself of a whole range of plasterboard and similar products, including:

  • Plasterboard Waste Walls, Ceilings And Floors;
  • Virgin (Untouched) Gypsum Board Waste;
  • Complete Boards And Panels;
  • Off-Cuts & Broken Parts;
  • Construction And Refurbishment Waste;
  • Industrial Waste Products And Materials;

More and more businesses are responding to the EU guidelines to ensure that their plasterboard waste is dealt with in the most effective manner possible. This is great news, particularly as it means that there is less of a need for the industry to consume fossil fuels on such a massive scale.

Get In Touch To Arrange Nationwide Plasterboard Recycling Today, With Skippy Nationwide!

If your project is likely to generate any kind of gypsum waste, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today to organise your plasterboard recycling services. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us up on 03333 218402; alternatively, you can email any questions or concerns that you might have to sales@skippy.co.uk today, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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