FIS contractor members are being asked to provide quarterly figures on plasterboard waste generated from offcuts and on-site damage. The returns figures will be calculated using the difference in m2 of plasterboard delivered to site versus the quantity installed.

This FIS initiative comes as the Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA) announces that in 2015, the overall total of recycled waste from production and construction activities was 45.9 per cent to new plasterboard, cement and agricultural use, just short of the 50 per cent target.

The recycling figures from FIS members will help the sector agree waste targets with the PSP and understand where waste arises during installation to help deliver alternative processes that reduce waste and save money.