Through an investment of some £750,000, Countrystyle designed, procured and installed a unique processing line capable of recycling up to 40,000 tonne per year of waste plasterboard. The bulk product that is separated is gypsum powder equating to some 80% of the total input by weight.
Soon after commissioning the plasterboard recycling process, Countrystyle entered into an agreement with Knauf to supply gypsum powder to PAS standard approved by Knauf. Knauf re-introduce this powder into their plasterboard manufacturing process. This is a good example of a closed loop recycling process.
Due to increased demands for waste plasterboard treatment capacity and recycled gypsum powder from Knauf, Countrystyle are currently increasing the capacity of their plasterboard recycling operation by investing in a further processing line.
The waste plasterboard feed stock comes from the following sources:
- Production scrap from the likes of Knauf and British Gypsum
- Independent Waste Management Companies
- National Waste Management Companies
- Household Reuse and Recycling Centres (HRRCs)
- Construction and Demolition Contractors