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How's this for another use for a waste incinerator?

There is a striking similarity between Gloucester and Copenhagen - In both cities you are unable to see the waste incinerator from their dry ski slopes.

In Gloucestershire its because Matson Hill faces north and the controversial fiery edifice at Javelin Park is obscured from view.

In Denmark, the new Amager Bakke incinerator cannot be seen from the dry ski slope - because it is on top of it.

That's right, the enterprising Danes have seen fit to design their incinerator with a use other than burning and providing a "what on earth is that?" distraction for motorists on the M5.

Opening today, the CopenHill - see what they did there? - provides an all-year-round skiing option for Danes that are otherwise unable to get a downhill fix due to the lack of hills in Denmark.

From pictures and YouTube videos the scheme is certainly striking and dare we say looks slightly more pleasant on the eye than what greets us at junction 12.

And on a Friday in the Punchline office, that got us thinking...

What other uses could there be for the Javelin Park incinerator - other than it's intended use as a waste-burning electricity provider?

Answers on a postcard to the usual Punchline address...

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