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Viridor announces new Chief Executive Officer

Viridor today announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bradshaw. Kevin Bradshaw succeeds Phil Piddington, who will continue to support Viridor in completing several key projects over the next few months before concluding his transition into non-executive management.

19/11/2020

GRREC Health & Safety initiative provides welcome boost to Glasgow charities

Viridor’s Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has made a cash donation of almost £4,800 to both Beatson Cancer Charity and Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids following a staff fundraising initiative.

25/11/2020

Viridor and Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities

Two leading energy providers have come together to help reduce emissions from heating in UK homes and other buildings, which are currently responsible for around 37%1 of the UK’s carbon emissions.

10/11/2020

Beddington Farmlands habitat creation continues

Viridor’s restoration of the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands in South London is continuing with the creation of the first phase of the wet grassland habitat, including the start of a seeding programme that has seen over 150kg of seed spread across this first phase ahead of further habitat management.

21/10/2020

Viridor cuts road miles to offer local energy recovery solution to Warrington

Viridor and Warrington Borough Council have agreed a new 52,000 tonnes a year non-recyclable household waste contract supported by the company’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) with an emphasis on a local solution to reduce road miles.

05/10/2020

Viridor and Kent agree £6.2m dry mixed recycling contract renewal

Viridor and Kent County Council have agreed a 12-month extension to their dry mixed recycling contract with the £6.2m renewal of a contract first signed six years ago.

30/09/2020

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020

Funding approved for first phase of Cardiff’s District-Heating Network

A new £26.5m district-heating network, which will use underground pipes to transport heat from an energy recovery facility to businesses and homes in Cardiff, has secured £15m to begin the first phase of works.

14/08/2020

Viridor and councils put one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste to work

One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste diverted from landfill. One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste used to generate enough low carbon energy to power 178,000 homes. £198,659 from Viridor presented to the Prosiect Gwyrdd-Trident Park ERF Community Fund for distribution to local community groups. 18,350 tonnes of metal...

10/08/2020

Viridor outlines future growth strategy following investment from KKR

Viridor’s investment in crucial UK recycling and energy recovery infrastructure is set to continue at pace with the support of KKR, a leading global investment firm, following the successful completion of KKR’s £4.2 billion acquisition of the business.

17/07/2020

Ambitious vision for a zero waste Scottish economy unveiled

Scotland must be clear on circular economy investment, Minister tells delegates at Viridor launch event. Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation says clarity on infrastructure investment is part of the Scottish commitment to be a green leader Viridor sets out vision to end Scotland’s export of waste and recycling through new...

16/07/2020

Viridor agrees new recycling contract with Ealing Council

Viridor has re-won the contract for Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling in a new five-year, £10 million contract which came into effect on 6 June. 

15/06/2020

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