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Plasterboard recycling aid

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WASTE recycling promotional firm Wrap is working on improving opportunities for contractors struggling to find landfill sites to take waste plasterboard and gypsum products.

Under restrictions brought in by the Environment Agency on July 16, contractors can only dump gypsum in specially designed cells in landfill sites, due to the chemical reactions that can take place between gypsum and organic waste.

But Wrap has launched a Government-funded programme to develop markets for recycled gypsum and ease the burden on contractors.

Its three-year Plasterboard Programme will support the separation, collection and reprocessing of plasterboard.