Plasterboard manufacturer Lafarge Plasterboard has reduced its waste to landfill from manufacturing to 0.03% of output.
This contributes significantly to the achievement of Target 2 of the Ashdown Agreement, the industry’s commitment to reducing plasterboard waste.
Lafarge also eliminated 3,000 tonnes of plasterboard used in packaging during Year 3 of the Agreement.
Steve Hemmings, Lafarge Plasterboard sustainability manager, said: “Sustainability is a core value for us, not a ‘bolt-on’ extra. In line with this, we have made a long-term investment of £1.6 million in a new packaging plant which has helped to reduce waste to landfill in compliance with Targets 1 and 4 of the Agreement.”
The Ashdown Agreement on Plasterboard Recycling is a set of four objectives for the diversion of waste plasterboard from landfill between WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and the Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA); which comprises Lafarge Plasterboard, British Gypsum and Knauf Drywall.