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  • A1 Action Reports. These reports present and analyse the current and best practices all over the 8 EU target countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK, establishing the crucial technical-economic-legislative and environmental factors for estimating the market share of gypsum recycling in a given country and drafting an economic and environmental analysis with the collected information.
  1. DA1: Inventory of current practices and its Executive Summary (September 2013, produced by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM).
  2. DA2: Inventory of best practices and its Executive Summary (December 2015, produced by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM).
  • B1 Action Reports. These handbooks are the outcome of the finalisation of the action B1, the first implementation action of the project. They summarise the actions and results of the deconstruction projects implemented in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. In these countries, the partners have selected different buildings to be deconstructed, implemented audits to identify materials and wastes to be removed, created a catalogue with photos of the materials built 20-30 years ago and examined in details gypsum-based systems deconstruction techniques. The handbooks collate and describe in detail the results from these pilot projects and also propose an assessment of the deconstruction versus demolition costs, as the global cost of the two options is a decisive parameter for choosing one of them.
  1. DB1: European handbook on best practices for controlled deconstruction of drywall systems in demolition/refurbishment sites as a basis for a new European standard on deconstruction of lightweight systems (March 2015, produced by Recovering).
  2. DB2: European manual for best practices in audit prior to deconstruction of buildings (March 2015, produced by Recovering).
  3. DB1: Database of the main categories of gypsum-based products likely to be encountered during the audit (March 2015, produced by Recovering).
  4. DB2: Template for performing an audit waste (March 2015, produced by Recovering)
  5. DB2: Template for assessing the economics of deconstruction VS demolition (March 2015, produced by Recovering)
  • B2 Action Reports. The purpose of these documents is to provide guidance on Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) and specifications on recycled gypsum to reduce potential risks to the environment due to bad gypsum waste management and increase the usage of recycled gypsum. This attempt represents the first example of data collection and analysis on current practices for accepting gypsum waste and for recycling and reincorporating recycled gypsum. By detailing and comparing the WAC and specifications of different stakeholders (not only recyclers and manufacturers, but also other experts in this field), the GtoG recycling reports can be truly considered best practices in accepting and recycling gypsum waste, and they are at disposal of all the interested stakeholders for being further analysed and strengthened.
  1. DB3: Guidance document with criteria for acceptance of secondary gypsum for recycling (October 2015, produced by Eurogypsum in cooperation with NWGR and GRI).
  2. DC2: Quality criteria for recycled gypsum, technical and toxicological parameters and its Executive Summary (October 2015, produced by Eurogypsum in cooperation with NWGR and GRI).
  • B3 Action Report – DB4: Report, production process parameters (October 2015, produced by the National Technical University of Athens, NTUA). This report presents the outcome of the joint efforts of the five manufacturing plants participating in the GtoG project to address the main scope of Action B3, namely increase the re-incorporation percentage of recycled gypsum in Type A plasterboard manufacturing up to 30% and identify related bottlenecks. This joint effort highlights the full engagement of plasterboard manufacturers to develop recycling practices that will permit higher re-incorporation percentages.
  • C1 Action Reports. This action has monitored the impact of the GtoG tools and techniques’ application into the entire value chain, by producing the following reports.
  1. DC1: Best practices in deconstruction, recycling and reincorporation practices – Indicators and its Executive Summary (July 2015, produced by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM). The report sets out an approach for developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The methodology followed and the BPIs selected for the monitoring of the deconstruction, recycling and reincorporation processes are also defined. It also includes the analyses of the different results obtained after implementing such indicators in the five GtoG pilot projects (Belgium, France (2), Germany and the United Kingdom).
  2. DC3: Roadmap and proposal of procedures for the implementation of a sustainable value chain (December 2015, produced by Eurogypsum). This document is based on the results achieved by all the project actions and is formed by a general presentation of the operational environment of the GtoG project, a full assessment of the gypsum value chain, including a deep analysis
    of the practices and needs of all the actors that are part of the gypsum industry, and a series of recommendations proposed to the national authorities, to the European Commission and to the gypsum industry, in order to achieve a more widespread implementation of gypsum C&D waste recycling.
  • D1 Action Reports. This action regards the full set of dissemination and communication activities undertaken during the entire project’s duration. The following reports and documents have been produced.
  1. The After Life Communication Plan (December 2015, produced by Eurogypsum), presenting what are the activities that the GtoG project plans having after the project’s end.
  2. DD4: Networking report (December 2015, produced by Eurogypsum), presenting the networking activities implemented during the GtoG project.
  3. DD5: The Layman’s report (November 2015, produced by Eurogypsum), presenting the project, its objectives, its actions and its results to a general public. The report is available in the following languages:
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