If you’ve driven along the M5 near Gloucester, you would have definitely seen it.
Javelin Park is a massive incinerator that burns our county’s household waste that can’t be recycled. It takes all of Gloucestershire’s black bag rubbish, burns it and then produces electricity for the National Grid. The waste includes things like leather sofas, fairy lights and mattresses.
Gloucestershire County Council say this is a greener way of dealing with household waste than just putting it in landfill, so that will reduce our carbon levels and save taxpayers over £100m over 25 years.
Throughout its operations there have been numerous blockades of protesters from the action group Extinction Rebellion, including road blockades, song parodies and demonstrations.