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2012
The German Gypsum Industry presents its recyling concept
Recycling should lead to closed loop economic  circles  in  the ideal  situation.  The  German gypsum industry shows how to make  this  ideal  situation  real-ity.  The National  Association has developed a unique concept for the recovery of the original raw material in the same quality to be used again like the virgin  gypsum. The last step  for the application is the legal acceptance of recycled gypsum as a product. (ZKG September 2012)
2009
Gypsum and the Groundwater Directive
Reducing the impact of human activity on the freshwater quality is an important topic at European level. Sulphate is a parameter to be taken into account in the derivation of threshold values by the member states when it is present in the groundwater body as the result of human activities.Click on the link to the article to read more. This article was published in ZKG, n°8-2009, vol. 62 and written by René Moretti and Hans-Jörg Kersten.
2008
FGD Gypsum: a product for the long term?
An article by Reinhardt Hassa, Vattenfall Europe AG, Board Member Berlin. Vatenfall AB, complete with its business operations in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Poland and Germany, is now the fourth largest power supply company and the biggest district Heating provider in Europe. The group produces FGD gypsum as a by-product of Electricity generation based on the use of coal and lignite.
2007
Recycling and Gypsum
The “Union nationale des entrepreneurs plafonneurs-cimentiers, ornementistes, plaquistes, chapistes, rejointoyeurs, ravaleurs, staffeurs et facadiers” published an article on the Recycling of Gypsum Construction and Demolition Waste in its newsletter of July 2007. The article is written in French and Dutch.
Recycling of Plasterboard
Authors: Heiner Hamm, Rolf Hueller, Jörg Demmich Under the existing and future legal provisions for recycling and disposal of waste, the disposal of gypsum‑containing waste is made extremely expensive for the user. For this reason, the European gypsum industry must demonstrate to its customers viable alternative and cost‑saving disposal routes. The German Confederation of the Gypsum Industry is currently developing for Germany a concept for the construction of strategically sited recycling facilities for plasterboard waste. The plasterboard waste processed in these recycling plants will be returned to the gypsum industry’s production cycles. The Confederation is also drafting quality specifications for acceptance of recycled gypsum.
2015
GtoG Life project: towards a circular economy for the Gypsum Industry-Gobal Gypsum Magazine
The European gypsum industry has long been an advocate of sustainable practices and operation. here, Christine Marlet, Secretary general at Eurogypsum, describes the development of the GtoG (Gypsum-to-Gypsum) project, a collaborative projects between the recycling sector, the demolition sector and gypsum producers  
2014
GtoG Life project: towards a circular economy for the Gypsum Industry-ZKG magazine
The overall aim of this project is to transform the gypsum demolition waste market to achieve higher recycling rates of gypsum waste, thereby helping to achieve a resource efficient economy. The market transformation will start happening with the establishment of a collaborative business model between the demolition/processing/manufacturing and recycling industries. Article written by Christine Marlet, Secretary General of Eurogypsum.  
2014
In discussion: Claude-Alain Tardy, President of  Eurogypsum for 2014-2016
On 21 May 2014 Eurogypsum, the European federation of national associations of producers of gypsum products, elected Claude Alain Tardy as its President for the period 2014 – 2016. Tardy, the President of Saint-Gobain’s Gypsum Activity, succeeds Maurizio Casalini, managing director of Knauf Italy, who was appointed in May 2012. Here, Global Gypsum speaks with the new President about the challenges and opportunities for European gypsum producers over the coming years and his advocacy targets during his Eurogypsum Presidency