In our industry, the creation of waste is unavoidable but what we can do is responsibly dispose of it and that means avoiding mass landfill at all costs.
We have partnered with Rabbit Group for a number of years due to their exceptional, high tech facility and amazing ability to generate clean energy whilst minimising waste to less than 1%!
So how does the process work?
This section of text is taken directly from the Rabbit website as it is best explained in their own words.
- All waste collected by Rabbit is processed through a fully automated materials recovery facility to remove all recyclable materials: soil, bricks and hardcore go to the construction and aggregate industries, metals are sent directly to metal merchants and plastics are bailed prior to going to specialist plastic pre-processors.
- The remaining, non-recyclable, materials are then finely shredded and screened to remove any additional metals before being burned, in a fully automated and closely monitored process, to generate super-heated steam which drives high-pressure turbines which, in turn, drive a generator to produce up to 5 megawatts of green electricity.
- The exhaust from the combustors is treated through a cooling process and filter plant, with all emissions being maintained below permitted levels and monitored 24/7. Even the ash produced is recycled into aggregate.
This process is carried out with a single aim, to maximise recycling whilst minimising landfill waste, and utilising non-recyclable waste to generate clean energy is an important part of achieving that.