In partnership with Imperial College London
In partnership with Imperial College London

Benefits

Modern, well run EfW facilities can be good neighbours that work in harmony with local communities and can also boost the local economy. Experience from Europe also shows many environmental and sustainability benefits such as:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing the use of fossil fuels
  • Helping the UK to reach our renewable energy targets
  • Improving our energy security
  • Saving council tax payers money, compared with using landfills. This money can be better used for other frontline services in the future
  • Generating a range of full time jobs, construction jobs, apprenticeships, training opportunities and jobs in linked enterprises 
  • Increasingly providing a community fund for local projects, over the lifetime of the contract 
  • Supporting recycling
  • Effective recovery of metals and minerals from bottom ash.

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