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Cardiff to get state-of-the-art waste management facility - COMMENT UPDATE

Cardiff may soon be at the forefront of waste management practice in the UK , if plans materialise for property developers to create a state-of-the-art waste management and resource recovery facility.


Welsh property developer PMG Estates (PMG) will work together with Viridor Waste Management to take forward proposals and build the facility on its
Trident Park site in Cardiff Bay .

Over the coming months PMG and Viridor will be drawing up detailed plans for the £150 million scheme.

In an effort to avoid heavy fines from sending waste to landfill, local authorities are hungry to find suitable alternatives to landfill. By recovering energy from household waste, it is hoped that the new facility would provide a substantial amount of electricity to the city.

Trident
Park
extends to more than 50 acres in total and is a suitable site for the proposed scheme.

Commenting on the proposal, PMG co-owner Paul Guy said: This scheme represents a fantastic opportunity for
Cardiff to lead the way in waste management and would contribute significantly to the national aspiration to achieve sustainable waste management and energy generation.

Cardiff s waste challenges could be met via a modern, well-engineered facility which provides an alternative to landfill, and this can only be a good thing.

Viridor external affairs manager Dan Cooke added: This site could greatly assist
Cardiff in meeting the significant challenges involved in movi

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