Waste recovery (or 'Energy from Waste') is a process by which energy is created from the burning of waste. This combustion process produces steam that can then be converted to electrical power. The resulting electricity can be used by local industry or channelled back into the National Grid.
Combined heat and power plants can provide hot water or steam to be used for industrial or domestic heating purposes.
Currently, a proportion of the household waste collected from grey bins across Stratford-on-Avon District is taken to an Energy from Waste facility in Coventry.
These plants are highly efficient and, according to Government policy, are a preferable option to the landfilling of waste due to the reduction in environmental impact.
As part of the Warwickshire Waste Partnership, Stratford-on-Avon District Council is committed to moving away from landfill to more sustainable methods of waste management, including Energy from Waste options.
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