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Data set: Recycling of gypsum plasterboard (00.00.000)

Full name
Recycling of gypsum plasterboard; post-consumer waste, technology mix of plasterboard recycling; production mix at factory; 1 tonne of plasterboard waste
Reference year
Valid until
Reference flow(s)
Partly terminated system
LCIA results included?
End-of-life treatment / Material recycling
Use advice for data set
The data set represents a gate to gate inventory. It can be used to characterise the supply chain situation of the respective commodity in a representative manner. Combination with individual unit processes using this commodity enables the generation of user-specific (product) LCAs.
Data set use approval
General comment
The data set covers the (gate-to-gate) gypsum plasterboard recycling process. Included are the energy consumption (electricity and diesel) of crushing, mechanical separation of paper from the gypsum core of plasterboard and fine grinding of gypsum. The transport of plaster board waste to the recycling plant is not included. Further exposure of the outgoing material flows (recycled gypsum plaster, waste paper and steel scrap) has to be considered by the user.
LCI Method Principle
LCI Method Approaches
  • Allocation - market value
  • Allocation - mass
  • Allocation - exergetic content
  • Allocation - net calorific value
Completeness of product model
All relevant flows quantified
  • Independent internal review by
    Data quality indicators
    • Overall quality: Good
    • Methodological appropriateness and consistency: Good
    • Precision: Fair
    • Completeness: Very good
    • Geographical representativeness: Good
    • Time representativeness: Good
    • Technological representativeness: Good
License and access conditions
License type
Access information
The data set can be used free of charge by anybody to perform LCA studies, to distribute it to third parties, to convert it to other formats, to develop own data sets etc. as long as the copyright and license conditions for the ELCD data sets and the ILCD format are met that can be accessed via Please note e.g. that reference must be given to the 'Owner of data set' and to the 'ELCD database' plus version number, when using the data set or parts thereof. Please note also, that any modifications/omissions of the data set results in invalidity of any existing 'Official approval of data set by producer/operator', that the impression must be avoided that this would still be a complete ELCD data set, and that the content of further fields has to be adjusted. For details see the aforementioned copyright and license conditions.
Owner of data set
Technical purpose
Post-consumer recycling of gypsum plasterboards.
Input Products
Data set version
Time stamp (last saved)
Data set format
ILCD format 1.1
Compliance systems
  • ILCD Data Network - Entry-level (Overall compliance: Fully compliant)
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