Viridor launches plan to achieve zero export of plastic waste
Viridor’s new Circular economy for plastics ambition launch - highlights the vital role that waste recycling has in delivering Net Zero - c.1.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year could be saved by increasing plastic recycling rates to 70% up from 51% today. 90% of Viridor’s plastic waste exports will be recycled domestically...
Viridor announces acceleration of deep decarbonisation of the waste sector
Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and waste management companies, and majority owned by KKR, have announced plans to help the UK accelerate its decarbonisation agenda through an international partnership for next-generation carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology (CCUS). The plan could unleash up to...
BEIS minister visits Viridor site after HyNet backing
UK leading industrial decarbonisation project, HyNet, today welcomed Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Hands, to the North West region. The visit comes just a week after Government selected the project as a Track 1 cluster to fast-track the decarbonisation of the North West England and North Wales, cementing Government’s...
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.