2015 news (Sustainability)

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

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

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

EU Circular Economy Package highlights:

02/12/2015

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

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

Awards success for £25m Lanarkshire glass plant

A £25m Scottish glass recycling facility, opened by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard Lochhead MSP in September, has won a Scottish Government backed circular economy award.

09/11/2015