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More than 250 Barratts building sites to have plasterboard recycled - COMMENT UPDATE

A new agreement between waste management company Wastefile UK and plasterboard manufacturer Knauf Drywall will see gypsum based building waste recycled from more than 250 Barratts sites across the UK.

Wastefile UK national sales manager Michael Benton said: This relationship demonstrates the changing dynamic within the waste industry, where producers are looking to their suppliers to assist them in reducing waste production, in particular waste to landfill.

Plasterboard waste will be segregated into collection bags on site, and returned to Knauf Drywall for recycling. The plasterboard manufacturer said by utilising as many recyclable products as possible in production, it was able to take waste plasterboard back for recycling. While paper liners are returned to the paper industry for recycling.

Knauf Drywall housing manager Steve Wilson said: Our agreement with Wastefile UK has enabled us to operate a recycling system on behalf of Barratt Group which has greatly reduced the amount of plasterboard waste being generated. It has also ensured that a closed loop recycling system could be successfully implemented on all Barratt and Kingsoak sites.

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