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Hippowaste launches plasterboard waste service

Waste management firm Hippowaste has launched a service to help building and construction companies dispose of plasterboard waste following the introduction of Defra’s Plasterboard Sustainability Action Plan.

The nationwide service will collect waste plasterboard from site for about £25 a bag, with no tonnage surcharge.

Hippowaste managing director Gareth Lloyd Jones said: “We have been providing one-off pick-ups of plasterboard waste for a number of years, but it’s great to take our offering a step further. When we were developing the service, a common message from our customers was that they wanted a simple service, so they knew what they would be paying from the start.”

Approximately three million tonnes of plasterboard are used in construction in the UK each year, costing the sector almost £50m each year to dispose of.

The Plasterboard Sustainability Action Plan was launched in October alongside the Joinery Resource Efficiency Action Plan, the Flooring Resource Efficiency Plan and the Construction Products Packaging Resource Efficiency Action Plan.

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