Each year the UK produces around 200 million tonnes of waste. The amount of household waste produced is over 26 million tonnes, commercial and industrial waste 47.6 million tonnes and construction and demolition waste 100 million tonnes. The amount of waste recycled is increasing, however around a quarter of our waste still ends up in landfill. Landfilling waste means the loss of resources and landfill sites also risk toxins leaching into soil and water, and produce emissions of methane and carbon dioxide that contribute to climate change.
Using waste that cannot be recycled as an energy source is one way to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. Known as refuse derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF), waste is first processed and then transported to energy from waste plants and cement kilns in the UK and Europe. Even taking into account transport costs, this often offers a cheaper alternative to landfill. It also reduces emissions of the air pollutants that contribute to climate change, as the waste is burnt cleanly and efficiently to extract as much energy as possible.
We have designed cost-effective solutions that enable businesses like yours to divert waste from landfill and provide energy from non-recyclable waste material.
We work with businesses across the UK and Europe. Talk us to find out how we can help on 0845 129 7177.
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