Panel boards are used largely as a means of lining in construction, as well as several other applications such as interior screens and parts of furniture. In Australia, approximately 30% (by weight) of resources disposed of in landfills is construction and demolition waste. A significant proportion of this waste is comprised of panel boards.
Hence, this standard seeks to minimise the end-use phase’s impact through rewarding products that use less material, maximise recyclability, minimise hazardous ingredients/contaminants, and use environmentally preferable materials sourcing.
This standard applies to a range of panel board products used for interior fit-out applications such as interior panelling and as a component of furniture. This includes:
Edge glued panels
Plasterboard or gypsum board
Boards made from plastics and other polymers, textile fibres, metals, glass, mineral fibre, fibreglass, engineered timber and natural fibre products
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