Search for new talent to educate people on Energy from Waste technology

08 Feb 2016 13:12

FCC Environment, one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies, are seeking a new waste awareness and education manager at one of their key sites.

Newly operational, the Greatmoor Energy for Waste (EfW) site near Calvert, Buckinghamshire will treat up to 300,000 tonnes of the county’s residual waste each year using some of the most advanced energy conversion technology in the world.

The plant is part of a 30-year residual waste treatment contract with Buckinghamshire County Council which will see the plant generate enough electricity – 22MW – to power up to 36,000 homes each year.

Now the site are seeking a Waste Awareness and Education Manager to help run the site’s visitor centre and help explain the role of EfW in the recycling process to local residents, schools, colleges, community groups and other visitors.

It is hoped the role will help to raise public awareness of the waste hierarchy (waste prevention, re-use, recycling and composting) and the associated benefits and issues.

This will support educational initiatives and, it is hoped, help to increase awareness of waste issues locally to encourage greater public support for and awareness of all four steps within the hierarchy.

Cllr Warren Whyte, cabinet member for planning and environment at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: “We’re very pleased the Greatmoor project will engage the local community.

“Raising awareness of waste issues, particularly amongst young people, can only be good for Buckinghamshire.”

Gillian Sinclair, project director from FCC Environment added: “At all our EfW sites we try to work closely with the local community, with local schools and colleges and with local groups to make people more aware of Energy from Waste technology and waste issues in general.

“We hope this will help to encourage waste prevention and responsible disposal and contribute towards creating an improved culture of waste management locally.”

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