The West of Scotland will soon see a major boost in the recycling sector with Lifetime Recycling Village announcing to build a sustainable recycling facility in Loganswell, East Renfrewshire. The site would re-use, recycle, recover and remanufacture 1.5 million tonnes of waste a year collected from eleven local authority areas in the West of Scotland. The proposed centre and renewable energy plant will separate recyclables and gasify clean biomass fuel to create renewable energy, leaving no waste for landfill.
The project will reportedly bring together best innovative and green technologies and proposes to aid the Scottish Government in meeting its landfill and carbon reduction targets. The facility will aim to generate enough clean energy to power 100,000 homes and contribute to carbon savings in Scotland worth millions of tonnes annually.
There is also good news in store for job seekers with the project helping to create an estimated 328 permanent jobs in the recycling and renewable energy complex itself; while a further 390 permanent positions would be established as a direct result of its development. Also, the construction industry will benefit from over 3000 jobs created during the building phase.
Managing Director, Neil Gallacher commented saying: "Not only would our proposed Recycling Village and Visitor Centre address key environmental challenges and help us to meet ambitious landfill reduction targets, it would also give a direct boost to Scotland's economy."
The Lifetime Recycling Village team has already kicked off pre-application community consultation to discuss the project with local stakeholders and address any questions or concerns individuals may have.