Incineration and landfil policy in Flanders

Categories: Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Legal, Paper, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood

Organisation: Flemish government

Main partners:

  • OVAM – Flemish Waste Management Agency

Localisation: Flanders (BE)


The Flemish Government implements incineration and landfill restrictions. As a result, landfilling of bio-waste, unsorted waste, separated waste suitable for recycling and combustible waste are banned. Incineration of separated waste streams and unsorted waste are also banned.

Community RePaint scheme

Categories: Construction Material, Technical and Research, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Other Fractions

Organisation: Resource Futures

Localisation: United Kingdom


In 1992 SWAP (now Resource Futures) conducted research into household hazardous waste through the Waste Wagon project. As a result of this research the first local Community RePaint scheme was established and subsequently a national network of local schemes emerged.

Collection on demand of bulky waste in Lisbon

Categories: Construction Material, Metal, Glass, Technical and Research, Plastic, EEE, Recycling, Wood, Other bulky items

Organisation: Municipality of Lisbon

Localisation: Lisbon (PT)


Bulky waste collection in Lisbon is made on citizens’ request, through a call service (by e-mail, website or in person), after an appointment with the municipal services.

Gypsum to gypsum project

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Waste Prevention, Technical and Research, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: EUROGYPSUM, The European Association of plaster and plasterboard manufacturers

Main partners:


  • National Technical University of Athens – Greece
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain


  • Fundación Gómez Pardo –LOEMCO – Spain Consulting agency
  • Recovering SARL – France

Demolition companies

  • Occamat – France
  • Cantillon Ltd – UK
  • Recycling assistance BVBA – Belgium
  • Pinault & Gapaix – France
  • KS Engineering – Germany

Recycling companies

  • New West Gypsum Recycling Benelux BVBA – Belgium
  • Gips Recycling Denmark A/S – Denmark

Gypsum manufacturing companies

  • Placoplâtre SA (Saint Gobain group) – France
  • Siniat SA – France
  • Siniat Ltd – UK
  • Knauf Gips KG – Germany
  • NV Saint Gobain Construction Products Belgium SA (Gyproc) – Belgium

Localisation: Pilot projects: 1) Belgium: Brussels and Antwerp; 2) France: Paris and Vaujours; 3) France: Levallois Perret and Auneuil; 4) Germany: Graben and Iphofen; the Netherlands: Werkendam; 5) UK: London, Avonmouth and Bristol


The GtoG project focused on eight EU target countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK); estimating that around 1,150,000 tons of plasterboard waste was generated in 2012. In most of these European countries, a low recycling rate of gypsum waste was observed. The aim of the GtoG project was to produce plasterboard with up to 30% content of recycled gypsum coming from both production and C&D waste.