Plasterboard Recycling Scheme
Our generation faces the huge responsibility of leaving our grandchildren with a liveable planet. At Knauf, we have embraced this challenge and have set about being an industry leader in sustainable construction.
Our landmark waste management scheme moves one step closer towards a circular economy, providing a total waste management support from live construction sites with a single point of contact.
Fully managed waste scheme
The Knauf - Plasterboard Take Back Scheme, delivered by our accredited partner, Encore Environment, who collaborate with vetted local recycling companies to provide dedicated skips and collection once full.
Through early engagement our purpose is to provide customers with the data to make an informed decision at design stage and the impact on cost and sustainability.
Encore are BREEAM compliant and ISO 14001 accredited.
Carbon and waste reporting
Our scheme goes beyond the waste handling process by incorporating comprehensive reporting on both volume and embodied carbon.
Highlighted waste hotspots support waste reduction in future projects and substantiates sustainability claims.
Social value and community
Encore's ProjectDIVERT and Waste Wise Kids programmes create additional social value for your project, by supporting education of local children and providing alternative waste disposal routes.
These initiatives can be evidenced in a bespoke project social value impact report providing a social enterprise spend value for the project and visual examples of the partnership in terms of carbon saving comparisons.
How Does It Work
Skip delivery and collection
Encore will conduct a Resource Efficiency Management Plan and highlight opportunities for added social value, before ordering and scheduling waste collection services. This stage may also include site audits, visits and toolbox talks.
Measure your impact
Detailed waste output reports include in-depth carbon data and highlight waste hotspots to promote future waste reduction improvements.
Promoting a more sustainable industry is at the forefront of our ethos. Where possible, we will work in collaboration with customers to utilise this data to reduce waste for future projects.
Sustainability at Knauf
We are committed to a high standard of sustainability and environmental responsibility, with a goal to reach net-zero five years ahead of the Paris agreement, by 2045.
We are integrating sustainability into our culture, our operations, and our solutions. The Knauf family of businesses goes beyond providing construction materials.