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Gypsum Waste: What Differences Can Be Found across Europe?
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Waste recycling
Information
Abstract
The European Gypsum Industry is taking measures to reduce, reuse, and recycle gypsum waste, therefore contributing to the 70% target for preparing for reuse,recycling, and other material recovery of non-hazardous Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste by 2020, set down in Directive 2008/98/EC. An overview on current practices towards higher recycling rates of gypsum waste recycling in ten European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and the United Kingdom) is outlined: from the type of gypsum waste generated to the diverse technical specifications required for the recycled gypsum. The objective is to analyze peculiarities of each country in the path towards achieving a circular economy in the European Gypsum Industry. The results show how in 5 out of the 10 countries under study, Austria, Germany, Italy,Spain, and Poland, only Production waste is being diverted from landfill disposal, whereas in Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, apart from Production waste, gypsum waste coming from Construction and Demolition building sites is also being processed, and the resulting recycled gypsum is being successfully reincorporated in the manufacturing process, therefore effectively closing the loop of this material.
International
Si
Congress
11th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability and the On Sustainability knowledge community
960
Place
Copenhague, Dinamarca
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
0000000000000
Start Date
21/01/2015
End Date
23/01/2015
From page
1
To page
19
11th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Participants
  • Autor: Ana Jimenez Rivero (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana De Guzman Baez (UPM)
  • Autor: Justo Garcia Navarro (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sostenibilidad en la Construcción y en la Industria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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