Eurogypsum recently hosted a meeting in Brussels, which offered recyclers and producers the opportunity to share their views.
The meeting was attended by UK board and plaster manufacturer, Roy Hatfield.
German gypsum recycling plant, MUEG, and French waste recovery and recycling specialist, Nantet Locabennes also made an appearance.
The meeting featured a review of Europe’s Waste Framework Directive, where a focus was placed on the European Commission’s drive towards a Circular Economy and zero waste programme.
Issues such as the effective implementation of waste regulations and the acceptance criteria to the role of gypsum waste collectors were discussed.
Debates were also centred around the definition of recyclable gypsum waste (RGW), avoiding cross-contamination and ensuring the quality of recycled gypsum.
The meeting’s attendees agreed that the definition of RGW depends on the recyclers and their treatment techniques and customer requirements.
The country in which they operate from also has an impact.
Contaminated gypsum was defined as limiting factor as any trace of asbestos prohibits recycling.
Pre-sorting was suggested as an expensive solution.
Most of those at the meeting agreed that achieving end-of-waste status improves the image and potential value of recycled material.
The meeting demonstrated how producers and recyclers are prepared to work together to enhance resource efficiency opportunities within the building sector.
Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA),
PO Box 35084,
Phone: 0207 9358532
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