Gorilla Bags for Plasterboard

16/05/2019

DIVERT YOUR PLASTERBOARD WASTE FROM AUCKLAND LANDFILL

Plasterboard waste from Auckland's construction and building industry often gets dumped straight into Auckland landfill. Once the plasterboard is in Auckland landfill, it can release up to a quarter of its weight in poisonous hydrogen sulphide. That's not good for the Auckland environment, nor it is an ongoing sustainable option. Waste from Auckland construction, building, renovation and demolition industries are the single most significant contributor to Auckland landfill. Green Gorilla have options for your business to reduce your landfill waste.

Plasterboard is 100% recyclable. Both the gypsum and the paper can be extracted and recycled. Ask us about Gorilla Bags for Plasterboard.⠀

It's an easy solution for your business. Fill the bag with plasterboard off-cuts as you work when it's time to collect, call or email us.

Once your plasterboard bag is back at Green Gorilla, we will separate the gypsum from the paper with a specialised extractor.

Recycled gypsum is used extensively in the agricultural and horticulture industries as a natural soil conditioner and clay buster. Avacodo and kiwifruit growers approve of the lower cost of recycled gypsum and high-quality gypsum. 

Regardless of the size of your Auckland renovation or Auckland building project, your plasterboard waste can avoid being sent directly to Aucklandfill sites. Many Auckland waste service companies dump building and renovation waste directly into landfill. Auckland homeowners are now demanding better sustainability practices and products from their suppliers. Green Gorilla provides Auckland building, renovation, construction and demolition companies with waste diversion solutions to achieve an 80% diversion rate. When working to achieve an NZGBC Homestar or GreenStar certification, we will make it easy for you.

If you are working in the building or construction industry, contact us to find out more. Call us on 09 636 2244 and ask for our Trade Team.

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Gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral that makes up 90% of the plasterboard manufactured in the country. Recycled gypsum can improve crops and much more:

Compost Additive
Recycled gypsum is an all-natural way to enhance compost. Gypsum naturally reduces nitrogen losses which improve compost aeration, increases heat, enhances microbial growth and reduces unpleasant odours. A gypsum additive also provides calcium, sulfur, nitrogen and trace minerals to the essential compost, making it more valuable.

Improve Soil Properties
Recycled gypsum can condition the soil to improve conditions for optimal growth. Gypsum is often a better alternative to calcitic lime. Its solubility promotes greater penetration of the calcium throughout the ground, controlling acidic soil more effectively.

READ MORE: AVOCADOS AND RECYCLED GYPSUM

Avocados grown with recycled gypsum