Notting Hill Carnival waste could power 80k hot showers

Waste from the biggest street party in London is to be converted into green energy. Around 170 Veolia workers and 60 vehicles have collected 200 tonnes of waste from the […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Waste from the biggest street party in London is to be converted into green energy.

Around 170 Veolia workers and 60 vehicles have collected 200 tonnes of waste from the weekend-long Notting Hill Carnival.

That will be used to generate 97,200kWh of electricity and 19,600kWh of heat – enough to power 80,000 hot showers.

It will be transferred to the grid to power local London homes.

Around 54 tonnes of CO2 emissions are also expected to be saved, according to Veolia.

Melvyn Caplan, Cabinet Member for City Management at Westminster City Council said: “We are proud to support such an event and provide such an efficient clean-up service to get the streets tidy after one of Europe’s biggest street parties.”