A thermal power plant has been operating in Vilnius, which converts household waste into electricity and heat.
Soon the TPP will be able to provide 40% of the city's heat demand, reports euro-pulse.
Annually, the station will dispose of 160,000 tons of household waste that used to be in Lithuanian landfills.
The station has modern filters that capture all harmful particles formed during combustion: from soot to heavy metal particles. The TPP will emit 20% less greenhouse gases than the old plants, which produced the same amount of heat and electricity.
According to the statistical agency Eurostat, over the past 15 years, the use of secondary raw materials in the EU has increased 1.5 times.