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Backing Commons Cttee call for DEFRA action

Posted 22 Oct 2014

TIME TO TRANSFORM WASTE POLICYVIRIDOR BACKS COMMONS COMMITTEE CALLS FOR DEFRA ACTION Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, today (Wed. 22nd October 2014) backed a House of Commons select committee calls to transform waste policy if the UK is to avoid mi...

Colin Drummond OBE to retire from Viridor

Posted 16 Oct 2014

Viridor announces that its Chairman, Colin Drummond, will be retiring in the New Year. Colin was Chief Executive of Viridor for twenty years until September 2013 and laid the foundation of its current strategy of developing its network of energy recovery facilities, working alongside its leading recycling ser...

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility Officially Opened

Posted 16 Oct 2014

Viridor’s new Energy Recovery Facility in Exeter was officially opened today (Thursday 16 October) with a series of celebrations. The Chairman of Devon County Council, George Gribble formally opened the Facility with a gathering of delegates from Viridor, Devon County Council, construction and initial opera...

Manchester Bin Men form Secret Street Crew

Posted 9 Oct 2014

It is seen as one of Britain’s less glamorous jobs, but Viridor’s ‘bin men’ are trying to change the negative stereotypes and show another side to the magic 'bin fairies’ that take away your waste. On Sunday at 6pm, five of Manchester’s finest ‘bin men’ will feature on Sky 1’s Ashley Banjo...

Key executive appointments

Posted 7 Oct 2014

Viridor is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new executive directors, filling strategic positions in the organisation. Paul Ringham joins Viridor as Commercial Director and Phillip Piddington joins as Chief Operating Officer – Energy.  Both are new positions reflecting Viridor’s ambitious growth ...

CEO is the Friday Boss on BBC Radio 4

Posted 2 Oct 2014

Our Chief Executive Ian McAulay will be talking live from the Institute of Directors' Annual Convention at the Albert Hall in London on radio 4's The Today Programme tomorrow morning (3 October). From 6am, Ian will be giving his views on current affairs, the state of the economy as well as on key subjects aff...

Government figures show slow progress

Posted 25 Sep 2014

Viridor today commented on the release of waste statistics for the UK. Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs, Viridor, said: “Defra’s figures published today confirm that we are still not making the progress required of us and it remains touch and go as to whether the UK will meet the EU’s basic recyc...

Café Viridor at RWM is a great success

Posted 19 Sep 2014

RWM 2014, the leading industry event for the sustainable waste and resource management sector, has now come to a close and Viridor once again had a big presence at the show with over 70 Viridor staff in attendance across three days. Café Viridor was constantly busy, building our profile and generating networ...

RWM: Policy needs to address global trends

Posted 17 Sep 2014

Herman van der Meij , Managing Director at Viridor resource management writes exclusively for the RWM edition of MRW on a need for policy that works. “What was it like in the olden days” my daughter asked as she sat on the sofa devouring a generous slice of sponge cake and drinking lemonade. “They were ...

Scottish referendum comment

Posted 16 Sep 2014

The Scottish Government is hosting a referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future on Thursday 18th September. The referendum will ask registered Scottish voters “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Mr. Ian McAulay, Chief Executive of Viridor, stated: “Scotland’s constitutional future is a ...