Siniat has increased the amount of plasterboard recovered and recycled by 50 per cent over the past year – climbing to an all-time high.
The company has invested over £400,000 in extending waste storage and processing facilities to help increase the amount of plasterboard it recycles. It has also secured new sources of material and raised the amount of on-site waste returned to the manufacturing process.
Steve Hemmings, head of environment, health and safety, and sustainability at Siniat, explains: “Providing easy and efficient ways of recycling extra material has been a focus for Siniat over the past few years.
“We have succeeded in improving the quality management in our own manufacturing processes to limit the amount of waste product produced. This has reduced variability in our products, increased efficiency and freed up capacity for recycling customers’ waste.”
Alongside collaborating with commercial waste collectors, Siniat also works directly with customers to recycle excess materials through its GTEC Wasteline Direct service.
Siniat also achieved a five per cent reduction in carbon emissions produced during the plasterboard manufacturing process and a 10 per cent drop in carbon emissions associated with deliveries. For the third year running no plasterboard process waste went to landfill.