Public Power Solutions (PPS) has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious MRW National Recycling Awards 2016. It has been recognised for Best Energy from Waste Initiative and for Private-Public Partnership.
The awards acknowledge PPS’s innovation in developing and building the UK’s first Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) Plant for municipal waste at its headquarters in Cheney Manor, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council. This unique facility is now diverting 97% of Swindon’s domestic rubbish from landfill, will save the council over £1.6m per year, and produces a valuable energy-generating resource which is displacing fossil fuels. The facility was completed in 2014, with 2015 being its first full year of operation.
James Owen, Commercial Director, Public Power Solutions, said: “The team is very pleased to be shortlisted for two national awards for our SRF Plant which is the first of its kind in the country. Homes in Swindon produce almost 50,000 tonnes of rubbish per year. Before the SRF plant was built, all the non-recyclable waste went to landfill. Now 97% of local waste is either recycled, composted or transformed into a usable energy source. We’re working to increase that to 100%! This is really good news for council-taxpayers because it’s saving the council money, and it’s good news for the environment too.”
The National Recycling Awards categories have been selected to recognise all areas of resource management and key parts of the wider economy such as the retail, food, local government, healthcare, construction and service sectors. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at a dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
A spokesman for the awards said: “The awards have seen a huge rise in the number and quality of entries submitted, so making it onto the short list is a fantastic achievement.”