2016 news (Recycling)

Sky News visits Viridor as we help Santa recycle

Leading international news network, Sky News, visited Viridor yesterday to check out how our team at Ford materials recycling facility (MRF) in West Sussex, were helping Santa recycle.

29/12/2016

Chestnut Tree House receive over £3500 through recycler’s safe working scheme

Just down the road from Ford’s cutting-edge recycling facility the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Arundel becomes the latest local charity to benefit from the Viridor Safe Working scheme. Viridor’s top priority is keeping its teams safe and every month that a team works safely they can make a contribution to a local...

12/12/2016

Alan Whitehead MP explores how West Sussex supports the circular economy

Last week Dr. Alan Whitehead, Member of Parliament for Southampton Test, visited the cutting-edge Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in West Sussex to explore how kerbside recycling is processed into high-quality materials to be made into tomorrow’s new products.

28/11/2016

Viridor commits to Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility investment

Avonmouth ERF is currently under construction.Viridor this week announced its intention to proceed with the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Avonmouth, on the outskirts of Bristol. The announcement was contained in half year results released by parent company, Pennon on 25th November.

25/11/2016

Type 1 diabetes charity receive over £1000 through Viridor safe working

The type 1 diabetes charity JDRF becomes the latest organisation to benefit from the Viridor Safe Working scheme. Leading UK recycler Viridor works in partnership with Local Authorities and businesses across the West of England and South Wales, operating waste and recycling collection services; logistics and cutting-edge recycling...

09/11/2016

Viridor nominated for inaugural One Planet Business Award

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has been shortlisted for a top sustainability award at one of the most prestigious events in the Scottish business community’s calendar.

24/10/2016

Dunbar charity boost for safe working hours milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major health and safety milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF), currently under construction at Dunbar in East Lothian.

18/10/2016

One Planet Opportunity

Viridor today (21st September) backed the Scottish EPA’s (SEPA’s) new One Planet Prosperity regulatory strategy.  Martin Grey, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, talks exclusively to Herald Scotland.

21/09/2016

Viridor UK Recycling Index highlights dissatisfaction with current recycling systems

UK consumers believe more can be recycled but are frustrated by what they can and can’t recycle 63% of consumers are frustrated that different councils collect waste in different ways (e.g. different colour bins) Consumers most confused about whether they can recycle light bulbs, crisps packets and coffee cups 73% want more...

14/09/2016

Cafe Viridor Recycles Coffee Cups

With one of Europe’s largest sustainability events set to get underway today (13th September) in Birmingham, Café Viridor – the social hub of RWM will for the first time recycle all the disposable coffee cups collected during the event.

13/09/2016

National Recycling Week : Listening to local communities

At the launch of National Recycling Week, Viridor teams across the UK are heading back to the front line of the war on waste to listen to local communities.  Directors and senior managers from one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies are working at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) across...

12/09/2016

Recycling unusual suspects; Viridor supports National Recycle Week

Viridor employees outside a container after successfully locating a missing item

12/09/2016