The City of Prague reported that it is preparing to convert slag produced from the incineration of waste into building materials. According to Hlubuček, the incinerator produces 65 to 70 thousand tons of slag annually and the city pays approximately CZK 40 million (EUR 1.5 million) a year for land filling.
This waste can now be converted into raw materials and used in the construction industry. More specifically, clean slag reportedly has various useful properties which would allow it to be utilized as a base layer in the construction of roads.
Hlubuček discussed the advantages of this initiative, stressing that it would result in great financial savings and a reduction of CO2 emissions and would help bring the capital closer to achieving its climate goals.