Glasgow’s landfill waste will be used to provide electricity to 22,000 homes through a new £155m energy-from-waste plant. The now fully operational Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre is now diverting 90 per cent of council-collected waste from landfill, saving 90,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year in the process. The 25-year partnership between Glasgow City Council and recycling and low-carbon energy company, Viridor, will boost Glasgow’s overall recycling rates. With national restrictions on sending biodegradable waste to landfill due to come into effect on January 1, 2021, the GRREC is pivotal to Glasgow’s efforts to meet the forthcoming landfill ban.
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