The Benefits of Recycling Plaster

Plaster is a material found on virtually all building sites.


Unfortunately, whilst plaster waste so common, leftover pieces or stripped out plaster is often thrown straight into landfill.


However, it doesn’t have to be this way.


It’s becoming increasingly common to recycle plasterboard, because of its main ingredient – gypsum. Gypsum is a dynamic and naturally occurring material, but it’s not an infinite resource.


Therefore, we need to be more responsible about recycling gypsum.


It’s extremely easy to recycle all plaster waste when you contract a rubbish removal company like Sydney City Rubbish.


Furthermore, there are a number of benefits to recycling on a regular basis.


It’s Eco-Friendly


Recycling plaster is a far more eco-friendly practice than throwing it into landfill.


When plaster is dumped in landfill, it can damage the environment, as well as humans. This is because gypsum waste can produce hydrogen sulphide gas, when combined with other waste.


Therefore, by contracting a rubbish removal company to recycle your plaster, you’re avoiding this potentially dangerous pollution.


Moreover, the process of recycling gypsum is much more sustainable than continually manufacturing new plasterboard.


It uses less water, creates less greenhouse emissions and in the end, saves on costs.


It’s Good for Your Business’ Reputation


When you’re committed to recycling, the reputation of your business receives a boost.


Customers and clients see eco-friendly practices as a huge plus. Therefore, you’ll be increasing the likelihood of new business by recycling plaster.


For instance, 88% of people would rather buy or employ companies that recycle, and practice sustainability.


It’s a Money Saver


Recycling plaster waste is a more affordable disposal option, when you utilise a rubbish removal company.


Furthermore, when you purchase new plasterboard made from recycled gypsum, you’ll also be seeing a saving.


100% of It Can Be Recycled


It doesn’t matter about the brand, colour or how old the plaster is… all of it can be recycled.


Therefore, you don’t need to separate plaster based on quality or type, as you do with materials like wood.


This makes it even more simple to ensure that all the plaster on your building site ends up in a recycling facility.


Sydney City Rubbish can remove this waste and recycle it responsibly, creating a more sustainable operation for your business.


There are Agricultural Benefits


Gypsum powder, the main component of plaster, actually has a range of agricultural benefits.


For instance, it can help to improve harvesting, raise the levels of sulphur in soil, improve soil acidity and even help to prevent soil erosion.


Therefore, not only can gypsum be turned into new plasterboard, it can also be recycled and reused in other ways.



In conclusion, it’s clear that there are a number of benefits to recycling gypsum in all forms.

To discuss how we can help you to remove and recycle your plaster waste, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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