CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) is the umbrella association of the owners and operators of Waste-to-Energy plants across Europe. They thermally treat household and similar waste that remains after waste prevention, reuse and recycling by generating energy from it. They deliver this energy (heat and electricity) to citizens and industry. Thus, replacing limited fossil fuels, such as coal, oil or gas used by conventional power plants.
The waste treated by Waste-to-Energy Plants would otherwise be sent to landfill sites. This is how Waste-to-Energy Plants help reduce both dependence on landfilling and on fossil fuels.
Waste-to-Energy Plants play an essential role in both sustainable energy supply and environmentally sound waste management - creating reliable, cost-effective, local energy from citizens’ waste