2016 news (Education)
Invest in right stuff, right bin to cut contamination
Viridor has today called on Defra and English local councils to review ‘waste’ management models and to invest in educating consumers everywhere about why cutting waste contamination matters. The call came following a BBC freedom of information request, which showed the amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in...
Ardley ERF inspires more minds in Oxfordshire
In late June, Viridor welcomed nine school students from the nearby Bicester School to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) to participate in the Facility’s first Work Experience Week offering students the chance to gain invaluable employability skills along with showcasing the real world applications and the reasons for...
Glasgow schools celebrate science and engineering challenge
The brightest and best budding scientists and engineers from secondary schools across Scotland’s largest city met in Glasgow City Chambers recently to contest the city final of one of the UK’s largest STEM education competitions, GO4SET sponsored by Viridor.
Trident Park inspires learning outside the classroom in Cardiff
Every day the Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility transforms non-recycled waste from nine local councils into vital renewable energy and part of the facility is dedicated to welcoming the local community and school children from across South Wales to learn about how unwanted waste can become a resource and now over 2000 people have...
Viridor offers young engineers a glimpse into the future at Beddington
A delegation of American engineering students were welcomed to the £205m Energy Recovery Facility on Beddington Lane, Sutton to understand how learning about engineering at school and university can offer real job opportunities in South London.
Charging up enthusiasm in the next generation of engineers at Ardley Energy Recovery Facility
A team of pupils from The Bicester School, Oxfordshire, have won the Students’ Choice award and successfully received a commendation in the Engineering Education Scheme Oxfordshire regional final earlier this month, following a project in partnership with Viridor. For their project the pupils set out to understand how the Energy...
Viridor backs Lanarkshire schools STEM challenge
The brightest and best budding scientists and engineers from secondary schools across North and South Lanarkshire met in South Lanarkshire County Buildings, Hamilton this week to contest the final of the area Viridor GO4SET competition with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT).