Cancun: We Need Agreement in the Interests of a Zero-Waste Future

Dec 07, 2010, 06:15 ET from Lifetime Recycling Village

GLASGOW, December 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- Brian Kilgour, Managing Director of Lifetime Recycling Village Speaks Out on the Need to Set Global Climate Change Targets This Week in Mexico

"As we move towards the end of this year's United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Cancun, the importance of reaching global agreement on cutting carbon emissions and meeting targets for waste could not be more significant.

"Progress so far has been disappointing in terms of securing the support of richer countries to extend the Kyoto protocol and clearly state their plans for emissions cuts by 2012. Yet, we need only look at the growing problem of waste management in many of the world's most developed countries to see that this is an urgent issue that we need to face up to.

"Millions of tonnes of waste are sent to landfill unnecessarily every year. Yet today, we have the technology and expertise to provide alternative solutions to waste, which are cleaner, greener and of huge benefit to local communities. In Scotland, Lifetime Recycling Village is embarking on a project that will provide a comprehensive solution for waste, without resorting to the use of landfill at any stage.

"We need strict targets - and the support of global leaders at Cancun today - to ensure that these pressing problems are properly addressed and to support the growth of low-carbon technologies to meet these challenges."

Notes for Editors

Brian Kilgour is Managing Director of Lifetime Recycling Village (

Lifetime Recycling Village is currently developing proposals for a closed loop renewable energy facility in the West of Scotland that will take in 1.5 million tonnes of mixed waste a year and recycle and remanufacture all of it without the need for landfill

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