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Recycling centre to create 200 jobs in Wales

Plans to build a £60 million recycling centre in Wales could create 200 jobs. EnviroParks start public consultation this week to develop the centre on a 17-acre site at Hirwaun, South Wales. It will be capable of recycling and processing up to 250,000 tonnes per year of various non hazardous wastes. EnviroParks has also entered into partnership discussions with the Plasco Energy Group in Canada and Biodiesel Technologies GmbH in Austria. EnviroParks project director David Williams said: It is great that we are a Welsh company investing financially into the town Hirwaun. There is quite a high level of unemployment there and any industry that can increase jobs has to be welcome. It gives me great satisfaction to give something back into the community. The company said the facility will deliver 100% diversion from landfill, making the park a key strategic recycling operation for south east Wales. Williams added: The concept of co-locating recycling and commercial operations on the same site is unique to Wales. The biofuels and electricity produced from recycling operations will be sold back to other businesses on the park who are attracted there by the opportunity to buy and use green renewable energy. We have worked hard with the Welsh Assembly to move from concept to reality and would expect the park to be operational by the second quarter of 2009.

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