While gypsum wallboard has great potential for circularity and can be recycled indefinitely, it is fragile and has to be carefully separated from other construction waste. Currently, up to 20% of construction waste on a typical New York City job site is composed of gypsum wallboard, including both new scraps and wallboard from demolition for renovation; only 5% of it is consistently diverted.
What can architects and developers do to change this? Come hear from experts who have been working together to develop specifications, design guidelines, and best practices to ensure that gypsum wallboard is recycled in a circular material loop.
This event is part of Circular City Week New York. Visit the event calendar and check out the +25 other activities taking place this week.
Amanda Kaminsky, Founder + Principal, BPE
Mallory Taub, Sustainability Specialist, Gensler
Terry Weaver, President, USA Gypsum
Kate Kitchener, Director Policy + Programs, DSNY
Ryan Hughes, Associate Sustainability Manager, Lendlease