The launch of a comprehensive action plan involving the entire plasterboard supply chain and various government agencies has been welcomed by the Gypsum Products Development Association.
The new action plan developed by the GPDA and its partners in the Plasterboard Sustainability Partnership (PSP) will enable plasterboard to maintain its prominent position as a construction material through further positive steps to reduce environmental impacts throughout the product life cycle.”
“The partners are working together to ensure that plasterboard has the greenest possible credentials, so it can satisfy the most stringent future sustainability requirements while continuing to provide high quality building solutions,” says Crispin Dunn-Meynell of the GPDA.
The PSP has set five broad objectives for which cover efficient manufacturing,
safer handling, working towards zero waste to landfill, making the most of materials and partnering on sustainability.
Members of the PSP include GPDA; British Gypsum, Knauf Drywall and Lafarge Plasterboard; the Builders Merchants Federation; the Building Research Establishment; the Construction Products Association, the Association of Interior Specialists, and the Federation of Plastering and Drylining Contractors; building contractors; recycling companies and government agencies.