Avonmouth RRC is a UK first, co-locating plastics reprocessing and an ERF in one building.
The ERF will divert 320,000 tonnes of non-recyclable household waste from more polluting landfill every year, generating over 300 GWh of electricity per year, enough to power 84,000 homes.
The plastics reprocessing facility will reprocess over 80,000 tonnes of plastic every year - more than 1.6 billion bottles, tubs, and trays – creating recycled raw material to return to the economy.
The £317m facility, was opened by Resources and Waste Minister Jo Churchill MP in March 2022.
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Plastic recycling at the facility will save 126,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of taking over 67,000 cars off the road.
The ERF will use approximately 25GWh per year of the available energy and the plastics reprocessing facility will have an estimated usage of 70GWh to 105GWh, depending on its processing requirements. Leaving 177GWh to 212GWh available to supply the National Grid network.
It has created 125 new jobs and over 500 people were employed onsite at the peak of its construction. 20 principal contractors were engaged during the build, with 40% of orders being placed with firms from South West England and Wales.