2015 news (Energy recovery facilities)

Work commences in earnest at Beddington Energy Recovery Facility

Viridor welcomed members from the South London Waste Partnership and Lagan Construction Group in December to mark the start of construction of its Energy Recovery Facility at Beddington, South London.

21/12/2015

Financing waste infrastructure – Chris Jonas at national conference

Viridor Director of Business Development, Chris Jonas, was a keynote speaker at the recent ‘financing waste infrastructure’ conference organised by the Environmental Services Association, London Waste Recycling Board, and Addleshaw Goddard.

30/11/2015

BBC National News – Viridor transforming food waste

“We can take that material and squeeze the energy out of it so that people, by recycling their food waste, are actually helping keep the lights on.”  That was the message from Viridor’s Director of External Affairs, Dan Cooke, speaking to BBC as part of a package broadcast on BBC 6 O’Clock News, 10 O’Clock News, BBC Radio 4 PM and...

27/11/2015

Northern Powerhouse resource network key to stagnating UK recycling

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies, today (Thursday 26th November 2015) called on the UK to follow the northern powerhouse model for regional resource networks to boost stagnating national recycling rates.

26/11/2015

Trident Park ERF Education Centre opens its doors

Viridor’s Education Visitor Centre at Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility, opened in June by the Welsh First Minister, has received its first visitors.

20/11/2015

Viridor supports East Lothian Council unsung heroes

Viridor, the recycling, resources and distributed energy company developing a £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at Dunbar, East Lothian, last night (12th November) presented the East Lothian Council ‘Unsung Hero’ Star Award to Keith Christie of the council’s outdoor education team.

19/11/2015

GO4SET education launch in Moray

School teams from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray eagerly attended the launch of the Go4SET competition. This annual competition encourages pupils to gain an understanding of how maths, science, engineering and technology (STEM) is a central part of the world around them and gives an insight into future careers.

12/11/2015

BBC Sunday Politics talks to Viridor

BBC One’s flagship politics programme, The Sunday Politics, talked to Viridor this week about recycling, resources and global commodity markets.

07/11/2015

Trident Park (Cardiff) ERF short listed for National Award

Viridor’s £223m flagship Welsh energy recovery facility, opened by the Welsh First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, on Monday 22nd June, has been short listed for a prestigious national award.

13/10/2015

Welsh Government Minister visits Trident Park ERF

Viridor welcomed Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills Technology, Welsh Government to Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff yesterday (5th October). The Deputy Minister was joined by the Senior Vice Chairman and Director of ICE (Institute Civil Engineers Wales).

06/10/2015

Charging for plastic bags : Viridor talks to BBC 5 Live

Since the widespread introduction of plastic bags for high-street shoppers in the 1960s, plastic carrier bags have taken over. Last year alone over 7.6 billion carrier bags were handed out.

05/10/2015

Scottish Resources Conference

As Scotland’s recycling, resources and distributed energy leader, Viridor is giving the world’s resources new life.

01/10/2015