Crapper and Sons unveils ‘radical’ landfill greenhouses plans

A waste management business has unveiled plans to transform landfills at its site in Wiltshire into a food production centre, which could create up to 130 jobs.
Crapper and Sons is proposing to use methane generated by its landfill site in Royal Wootton Bassett to power and heat inflatable greenhouses, which it said could be used to produce fruit and vegetables for the local community.
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The family-run business said the “world-first” innovation would provide the “perfect growing temperature” for horticulture throughout the year, with the flexible greenhouses designed to flex with the movement of the landfill as it settles. The firm said the ripening of produce could be aided by ultraviolet lighting, a …