Funding for recycling plasterboard

By Lindsay Gale25 March 2008

The UK's Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a second Capital Support competition, with the aim of encouraging greater recovery and recycling of plasterboard through growing both the infrastructure and facilities available to carry out this type of work.

A number of key criteria will be used by the organisation when considering applications that will include overall value for money; a start date no later than 31st March 2008; the applicant's arrangements for necessary planning consents and operational licenses and the applicants arrangements for sourcing inputs and marketing the output products.

Projects that will be eligible for funding will include but are not restricted to new or additional collection and bulking facilities for onward recycling; new or additional collection and mobile processing capacity; and new or additional processing and recycling facilities that produce recovered plasterboard for sale back into plasterboard manufacture, or for onward sale into markets such as agriculture, cement and clay block manufacture.

Successful applicants can expect to receive up to 30% of the total eligible capital costs of their project, covering equipment, plant, land infrastructure.

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