Manufacturers of gypsum-based products and the recycling industry are working together to achieve higher recycling rates for plasterboard waste from the construction and demolition sectors.

A recent meeting in Brussels, hosted by Eurogypsum, provided an opportunity for producers and recyclers to share their views on issues ranging from effective implementation of waste regulations and acceptance criteria to the role of gypsum waste collectors and sorting centres. Among those attending were a major board and plaster manufacturer from the UK; Rotherham-based recycler Roy Hatfield Ltd; MUEG, operator of Germany’s first gypsum recycling plant with approved product status; and French waste recovery and recycling specialist, Nantet Locabennes.