2015 news (Environment)

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

Viridor helps Oxfordshire’s school children make the right choices

Viridor welcomed teachers and pupils from The Bicester School to its state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley to mark the start of a partnership to help pupils gain invaluable insight into how subjects, such as maths and science, directly link to careers within the recycling, resources and renewable energy sector. The...

17/12/2015

Councils continue to count the cost of contaminated recycling this Christmas

UK councils are continuing to count the cost of contamination this Christmas.  That was the message from Chris Jonas, Director of Business Development at Viridor – one of the UK’s largest recyclers.

15/12/2015

The Scotsman Interview : Ian McAulay

Viridor CEO talked recently to The Scotsman : ‘Scotland’s National Newspaper’ about transforming waste, commodity markets and why he prefers a book to a Kindle.

14/12/2015

Viridor calls for Scottish Resource Networks as part COP 21 response

Scottish Government should move quickly to develop a series of regional resource networks as part of its UN COP 21 Climate Change response. That was the key finding of a policy paper published today (10th December 2015) by Scotland’s leading resources, recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor launched at a major Scotland 2020...

10/12/2015

Viridor’s Customers in Recycling Top Ten

On Tuesday (December 1), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced the top ten recycling authorities in England. Viridor congratulates these leading lights of municipal recycling, as well as all those authorities with improved recycling rates.

04/12/2015

Balanced circular economy package will boost British recycling but needs new regional resource networks

EU Circular Economy Package highlights:

02/12/2015

Viridor secures 25-year Welsh residual waste deal

Viridor has secured a contract to transform 95,000 tonnes of residual waste annually into low carbon energy and recycled aggregates from Tomorrow’s Valley – a group of four Welsh local authorities, led by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

01/12/2015

Why the black stuff can boost recycling.

The black stuff.  It’s the subject of global speculation, price fluctuation and can make or break a nation.  But it’s the other black stuff – and not that served by the pint in Dublin’s Temple Bar – that’s got the resource sector fixated.

01/12/2015

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

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