Significant opportunities exist to process municipal and commercial & industrial waste, extract and recycle valuable materials within these waste streams and convert the remaining fractions as a raw material or as a fuel for energy generation. Much of this fuel is currently exported and at Foresight, we have been keen to support efforts to build appropriate scale domestic power plants to use this resource.
For example, significant progress has been made in extracting plastic bottles from municipal waste, with most UK councils now providing kerbside collection of plastic bottles, alongside other dry recyclables such as paper. There is substantial opportunity to increase collection and recycling of plastic film and other mixed plastics and Foresight has been at the forefront of these efforts where commercially attractive.
There are numerous opportunities to extract more value from wastes through recycling, reprocessing or other conversion processes. We are interested in proposals which apply proven technologies to build plants to process these materials.