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Viridor and Plastic Energy announce ground-breaking UK circular economy collaboration

Feasibility work underway to develop a new PLASTIC ENERGY facility that makes plastic infinitely recyclable by returning it to recycled oils. Technology would provide a key route to deal with traditionally ‘hard to recycle’ plastic films. Process would be integrated with Viridor’s polymers investments to deliver a more complete...

18/05/2020

Viridor holds virtual public exhibition on Scottish polymer plant plans

Viridor is to hold a virtual public exhibition starting this week to share its plans to build a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.

23/04/2020

Minister thanks waste sector for vital work during Coronavirus lockdown

Environment Minister and Taunton MP Rebecca Pow has written to thank waste sector workers for their effort and commitment during the Coronavirus lockdown.

16/04/2020

Viridor helping to turn the tide on microplastic

UK recycling company Viridor has sponsored 15 beach cleaning trommels which can be used to sift through the sand and remove microplastics from the natural environment.

13/03/2020

'Plastics Tax clarity will unlock crucial investment in recycling'

Viridor has welcomed clarity on the plastics tax provided by the Government in the 2020 Budget.

11/03/2020

Viridor vision backed by Countryfile's Tom Heap at star-studded conference

Viridor has outlined its vision for a regional collaboration which would give all plastic waste a recycling solution at a star-studded event.

28/02/2020

Give all plastic a recycling solution - Viridor shares regional vision

Viridor has announced a ground-breaking collaboration designed to allow the South West and South Wales to take responsibility for all the plastic consumed here and work together to give it a recycling solution.

27/02/2020

Viridor and Procter & Gamble work together on circular economy effort to save 200 million bottles of virgin plastic

UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor and international consumer goods corporation Procter Gamble (PG) have agreed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic, further cementing their commitment to collaborate on shared circular economy goals.

18/02/2020

£700m household waste contract begins at Viridor's Bargeddie recycling hub

Viridor’s state-of-the-art residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has started to receive waste as part of a 190,000-tonne contract with five Scottish councils, diverting non-recyclable waste from landfill and generating low carbon energy.

15/01/2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre

Viridor was delighted to welcome First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC), which is located in her constituency.

13/01/2020

Closer collaboration is key to raising recycling rates

Closer collaboration between supermarkets and recycling companies is crucial to raising recycling rates, according to Viridor's head of sustainability Dan Cooke.

13/01/2020

Viridor agrees 40,000-tonne energy recovery contract with phs Group

Viridor has signed a five-year national contract with phs Group in an agreement based on a commitment to providing an energy recovery solution for 40,000 tonnes of non-recyclable material across the UK annually.

07/01/2020

Viridor hailed as trailblazer in bid to hit plastic recycling targets

Viridor is leading the way in helping the UK hit its ambitious plastic recycling targets, according to a new report.  

18/12/2019