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Justice Secretary visits Greatmoor Energy from Waste facility

04 Dec 2017 15:17

FCC Environment and Buckinghamshire County Council were delighted to welcome The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE, Secretary of State for Justice and MP for Aylesbury, at the Greatmoor Energy from Waste (EfW) facility recently. As part of his visit, the Minister toured the facility to hear more about how the plant diverts 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill in order to generate power – a process which helps heat local homes and businesses.

Mr Lidington’s visit also provided an opportunity to hear more about the role Energy from Waste can play in boosting productivity and resource efficiency.

FCC Environment’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Taylor commented: “We were delighted to host The Rt Hon David Lidington at Aylesbury and have the opportunity to introduce him to the role Energy from Waste plays in heating homes in the local area.We welcomed the chance to speak to Mr Lidington about the local and national implications of waste policy and look forward to engaging with him – and the Government more widely – on such issues again in the future”.

Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment Bill Chapple OBE said: "Greatmoor is a key part of our waste strategy in Buckinghamshire. It is a major investment for the County Council, allowing us to save taxpayers' money on waste disposal and at the same time reduce the county's environmental footprint by avoiding landfill. It was a great pleasure to welcome David Lidington to the plant, as one of our local MPs, to see what we are achieving with our local waste services."

Rt Hon David Lidington, Secretary of State for Justice also commented: “I was delighted to visit FCC Environment’s Greatmoor facility, which deals with waste from the length of Aylesbury Constituency all the way down to High Wycombe. I gained real insight into waste management processes and the benefits that can be harnessed using energy from waste. It was clear from my trip that the site is a valuable community asset that brings skills, jobs and energy to the local area. I also welcome FCC’s efforts to embed re-use and recycling within their sites, while  raising money for local charities at the same time. I hope that Aylesbury will continue to see the benefits of Greatmoor, and am happy to support FCC in their endeavours to boost employment in the local area”.

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