Prince Guillaume witnessed the opening of Luxembourg’s first and only waste incineration plant on March 14. The plant can eliminate up to 150,000 tons of waste per year and the energy produced by the incineration of the waste can meet the electricity needs of 28,000 households and the heating needs of 3,000 additional households.
Sidor is a municipal association responsible for handling the waste of 345,000 people in the 36 municipalities of central and southern Luxembourg. Although the plant has been operational since 1976, environmentalists expressed concern of it releasing highly toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. Construction of the new center began in October 2008 and it became fully operational in December 2010. Such achievements in sustainable development must please the environmentally conscious Prince.