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Tuesday 25 February 10.30am

Re-generating the Eco-Park: a win-win approach to waste disposal in North London?

Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ  

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Talk by Trudi Axtens and Ursula Taylor, North London Waste Authority. 

For 50 years there has been a waste disposal site at the Edmonton EcoPark that has diverted more than 21 million tonnes of non-recyclable waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill. The current energy from waste facility is now nearing the end of its useful life and plans for its replacement have been progressing since 2014, with proposals for a new facility that will be far more efficient than the one it is replacing. Perhaps more importantly though in these energy-conscious times, the new energy recovery facility will not just be cleaner but will also produce up to 78 megawatts of low carbon energy each year to supply electricity and heat for up to 127,000 homes. Using waste to generate energy will lead to carbon savings equivalent to 215,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year when compared to the alternative of sending it to landfill. That’s like removing 110,000 cars off of the road. Work on the site began in early 2019 and in this talk Trudi and Ursula will describe the project’s progress and how the facility, when completed, will make a major contribution to managing the non-recyclable waste collected in north London and to achieving the Government’s target of ‘Net Zero’


Please note that the claims made above, and what the presenters will be saying at the meeting, are disputed by the Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now campaign.

For more information see:

Discussion on the PGC forums

Presentation slides

Interview with Carina Millstone (below)


 

A regular programme of talks is arranged by the Enfield Society. These are free to members and non-members are welcome to attend for a modest charge (typically £1 per meeting). Refreshments will be available and our sales counter will be open. Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, is near the junction with Chase Side and there is an access ramp for wheelchairs.

For details of future talks and walks visit enfieldsociety.org.uk/calendar

 

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