Recycling instead of disposal – in Berlin, this maxim also holds true for construction waste. Buildings are huge storage sites of raw materials. Many construction materials can be materially utilised in high-quality processes, and plasterboard is no exception. In the future, the city of Berlin intends to use this raw material source more exhaustively while pursuing its zero-waste strategy. After all, every cubic metre of recycled gypsum replaces one cubic metre of natural gypsum – a valuable contribution to the protection of natural landscapes. Every year, almost 35,000 million tonnes of gypsum-containing construction waste is produced in Berlin alone. And the trend is only going up. So far, landfills have usually been the final destination of these resources. This is an expensive and labour-intensive way of doing things, causing long and unneeded journeys and wasting resources.
Online lecture event
Thursday, 26 November, 10.00 am to 03.00 pm
Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing,
Württembergische Straße 6, room 101 D-10117 Berlin