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Plasterboard (FOI)

Plasterboard (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 01 July 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



When did used plasterboard start being processed by Jerseys Green Waste Department and applied to Jerseys agricultural fields?


How many tonnes of used plasterboard have Jersey food-grade fields received?


Do records of field applications of plasterboard exist?



Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) started processing used plasterboard for the use on agriculture fields in 2014.

B and C 

IHE have incorporated 5,730 tonnes of plasterboard into their compost products from 2014 to date.

IHE maintain records of which fields and land have received the compost products but these do not include what will be grown following its application.

Therefore, the information requested is not held and Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Article applied 

Article 10 - Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding Information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information; it must inform the applicant accordingly.

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