St. Pancras International to transform rates of recycling with aims to exceed Government targets
A new waste management system with industry leading recycling rates has been installed at St. Pancras International station. HS1, the UK’s only high-speed, international railway, boosts its credentials as the Green Gateway to Europe.
St. Pancras International has installed a Mobile Segregation Unit (MSU) which will transform waste efficiency at the station by segregating waste streams and enabling re-use and recycling up to a target of 90% - beyond the Government’s own ambitions.
As the world’s first type of mobile and mini material recovery facility (MRF), the Mobile Segregation Unit (MSU) at St Pancras International combines process and technology to clean, compact and bale waste into recyclable product.
The MSU will improve St. Pancras International’s combined re-use and recycling rate to a target of 90%, exceeding government targets of 65% by 2035. With zero
waste going to landfill and a reduction in waste transport needs, the MSU will contribute significantly to the decarbonisation of waste management at St. Pancras.
The High Speed 1 (HS1) route which runs from St. Pancras International, is the UK’s only high-speed rail line and international rail link, providing a Green Gateway to Europe. The route already delivers significant environmental benefits as a sustainable international transport route and the installation of the MSU boots the line’s green credentials even further.
Sam Sage, Environmental Manager at HS1 Ltd, said: “At HS1 we’re proud to be the UK’s Green Gateway to Europe but that commitment to sustainability doesn’t just apply to our rail route. We’re proud to have installed the Mobile Segregation Unit at St Pancras International which will help us significantly decarbonise our waste management and to exceed the Government’s recycling targets.”