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Global Renewables Operations Company Overview. 2 Waste A landfill site is around the volume of Old Trafford and everyone lives within two Kilometres of.

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1 Global Renewables Operations Company Overview

2 2 Waste A landfill site is around the volume of Old Trafford and everyone lives within two Kilometres of some type of landfill site! Typical approximate time for waste to disappear: Nappy years Cotton socks 5-6 months Styrofoam cup 1 million years Glass bottle 1 million years Leather belt 40 – 50 years Wooden block 10 – 20 years Banana peel 3 – 4 weeks Paper box 1 – 2 weeks Plastic bottles 1 million years Aluminium can 200 – 500 years Landfill sites in Lancashire

3 3 The Contract In March 2007, Global Renewables Lancashire Ltd (GRLL), Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council signed what was then the UK’s largest waste Public Finance Initative (PFI) contract; a £2bn, 25-year agreement to process Lancashire’s household waste The contract saw the provision of two 300,000 tonne reduce, reuse and recycle waste processing facilities A facility in Thornton (near Blackpool) and a facility in Leyland (near Preston)

4 4 Reduction and diversion of waste from landfill

5 5 Project Benefits for Lancashire Diversion of over 75% of Lancashire’s domestic waste from landfill 350 jobs created locally Creation of their own power. Approximately 10,000 MWh per facility per year 1,000 hectares of woodland and recreation areas created with 2,500,000 trees planted

6 6 Thornton Waste Technology Park

7 7 Operational Process Activities

8 8 Pre-Sort Area Grapples in a pit area load hoppers with waste material to be transported by two conveyor belts into the Pre-Sort cabin 16 Sorters per shift remove material from the conveyors Pre-Sort is the part of the Operation which helps protect the system by removing items from the waste stream which do not fit in with the system. (Incompatibles, Hazardous, Bulky and Glass)

9 9 The walkway has information boards like the one above explaining the science the machines use.

10 10 End Products Developed Kerbs from waste plastic Recycled paper bags Compost bin from plastic milk bottles

11 11 School Programme: A sky bridge from the education centre takes people onto a walkway through the plant. There are huge viewing windows overlooking the plant. Education Centre


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