GGR – Gelabert Gestión de Residuos awards Masias Recycling contract for renovation of Catalonia’s first dry MSW treatment plant

Gelabert Gestión de Residuos (GGR) is one of the leading and oldest waste management companies in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Recently it awarded a contract to Masias Recycling, a multinational manufacturer of waste treatment plants and equipment, for the complete renovation of what will be Catalonia’s first dry waste treatment plant. The objective is to increase recovery rates and reduce landfilling.

GGR, a company that dates back to 1905, believes that the “dry waste-wet waste” model is the future of waste management. For this reason, it decided to convert its plant in Hospitalet de Llobregat into an innovative dry municipal solid waste treatment facility. The project is funded by the R&D Programme of the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), which belongs to the Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness.

The project is in line with the guidelines set out by the European Commission in the new Circular Economy Package ratified in December 2015. This package updates the previous package of July 2014 and sets common EU targets for the recycling of MSW and packaging, reducing waste sent to landfill and ultimately fostering the recovery and recycling of products at the end of their lifecycle.