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Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis by becoming first UK net negative emissions waste company

The waste sector can become a key tool in decarbonising the rest of the economy under new plans announced by Viridor, one of the UK's leading resources and waste management companies. WATCH: Viridor's launch video on our YouTube channel

20/05/2021

£45,000 up for grabs for East Sussex green community projects

Viridor and East Sussex County Council are calling for grant applications for the Viridor in East Sussex Fund, which has £45,000 to donate to community projects.

21/09/2021

Viridor food-grade PET gets the green light from European Food Safety Authority

Viridor is celebrating a significant achievement at the company’s new Avonmouth Polymers Reprocessing Facility (PRF), near Bristol, after the plant’s food-grade PET received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority.

08/09/2021

Viridor pioneers new approach to methane measurement using drones

Viridor is demonstrating its ambition to tackle climate change by supporting the development of new technologies for measuring and reporting methane emissions across its UK landfill sites. Using the latest UAV laser sensor technology, Viridor will gain timely and insightful information to enable the business to meet the industry...

29/07/2021

Viridor agrees to sell collections business and majority of recycling locations

On 21st May 2021 Viridor has announced the agreement to sell our collections business and a number of recycling assets to Biffa.

21/05/2021

Viridor and HyNet North West to jointly pioneer decarbonisation of the waste industry

HyNet North West is a low carbon energy project at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a net zero future.  

20/05/2021

Viridor and Rock Solid agree five-year 65ktpa IBA contract

Viridor and Rock Solid Processing have agreed a new five-year contract for the processing of 65,000 tonnes per annum of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) from Dunbar ERF, diverting the material from landfill and returning resources to the UK economy.

26/04/2021

Viridor and TOMRA collaborate on Scottish deposit return scheme project

Viridor and TOMRA have formed a partnership which brings extensive recycling expertise and experience together in a bid for the design, build and operation of the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS) counting and sorting centres.

13/04/2021

Food bank, community farm and infant school receive Beddington community benefit fund cash

COVID-19 lockdowns might have changed how many of us live our lives, but the Beddington Community Benefit Fund has continued to support charities across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, donating £92,537.75 to 15 projects since March 2020. This brings the total funding to £185,889 since 2016. 

18/03/2021

Viridor and Clyde Valley Waste Partnership demonstrate waste is a resource and not rubbish

Viridor and the Clyde Valley Waste Partnership successfully divert black bag household waste collections away from landfill, helping not only Scotland meet its landfill diversion target but producing energy direct to the national grid. During the first year of their collaboration 178,000 tonnes has been processed through Viridor’s...

02/03/2021

Exeter ERF to supply heat to new carbon emission-reducing heat network

Viridor is supporting plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70 per cent.

12/02/2021

Record-breaking January output for Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility

Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility, Crayford MRF, processed a record-breaking 34,841 tonnes of dry mixed recycling in January, up 6.8% on January 2020 when the plant’s output was 32,632 tonnes.

09/02/2021

Viridor unveils proposal for new Scottish ERF

Significant landfill diversion, in line with Scottish Government aspirations. Potential to generate enough electricity to power more than half of South Lanarkshire’s homes More than 500 jobs to be created during construction process 55 new, permanent jobs created during operation 46m tonnes of household and similar waste was sent to...

04/02/2021