Gypsum drywall, also known as wallboard, is a common building material made from a gypsum core sandwiched between two layers of paper. Despite the fact that gypsum drywall can be recycled and beneficially reused in a wide variety of applications and end markets, most gypsum drywall waste ends up in landfills today.
How is it Generated?
The majority of gypsum drywall scrap is generated from residential and commercial construction and demolition/deconstruction activities. Gypsum drywall scrap can also be generated during the manufacturing process. The EPA estimates over 15 million tons of gypsum drywall waste is generated in the United States annually.