Biffa yesterday (1 December) announced that it has completed financial close on the Protos Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility in Cheshire, with its partners Covanta and Macquarie Group.
Located near Ellesmere Port, the Protos facility will have a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) for non-recyclable household and industrial and commercial waste. Of this, Biffa will be contracted to supply 61 per cent – or 245,000 tpa.
Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has joined a coalition calling on the Government to decarbonise the waste sector, highlighting ways in which the UK could reduce its reliance on energy-from-waste and meet its net-zero target of 2050.
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it will be increasing storage limits at waste transfer stations under its new standard rules permits, with details revealed in a consultation response document on Monday (24 August).
The UK’s first waste-to-hydrogen plant is coming closer to fruition after Peel L&P Environmental confirmed that it had completed the Front End Engineering Definition (FEED) stage for the proposed facility at the Protos Energy Park in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
The UK’s municipal recycling rate continues to sit well below those of leading European recycling nations such as Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, according to municipal waste data from Eurostat, although its recycling rate has improved slightly.
Though cycling is seen as the ideal form of green transport, millions of bike tyres and inner tubes are thrown away every year in the UK. Is it possible to dispose of these items in an environmentally friendly way?