Energy-from-waste facilities get green light across UK

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In south London, Viridor has finally got the go-ahead to build an energy recovery facility next to its landfill site in Beddington.The incinerator will provide South London Waste Partnership and businesses with a cost-effective alternative to landfill and also bring forward the completion and restoration of the existing landfill into green spaces and wildlife habitats.Viridor’s head of development projects Robert Ryan said the ERF was “the right solution for South London’s waste challenge and is one that will deliver real economic, social and environmental benefits”.Further north, Peel Environmental has received the green light from City of York Council to build an anaerobic digestion AD and horticultural glasshouse facility on a former mining site in the region.The AD plant will recover heat and electricity from up to 60,000 tonnes of organic waste per year, generating renewable electricity to power around 3,500 homes.A horticultural glasshouse, which will use some of the heat produced, will be developed alongside the facility and operated by Howden-based specialist Plant Raisers to propagate mainly tomato plants.Peel Environmental director Myles Kitcher said that co-locating waste infrastructure was central to the company’s growth strategy.

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