2017 news (Landfill)

Beddington’s latest habitat creation now underway

Work is now underway at the 120Ha Beddington Farmlands, Sutton, to create a new wet grassland habitat as part of the ongoing restoration management programme for the landfill site. Earlier in the year infrastructure to support this habitat was installed and now excavation work is taking place to dig down to the water table before...

15/12/2017

Viridor becomes patron of Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and renewable energy companies, has joined forces with the Barnstaple District Chamber of Commerce, becoming a patron to support its efforts as a powerful voice for the business community.

22/11/2017

Viridor says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about the best way to fund the vital recycling and recovery infrastructure required to meet the demand of the UK economy.

23/10/2017

Viridor calls for collaboration on lithium battery detection

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has issued a call for collaboration through the Energy Innovation Centre, on vital technology to detect lithium-ion batteries – the biggest cause of waste industry fires – and is offering up to £75,000 in research funding.

16/10/2017

Viridor works with university on innovative robotics project

Robotics, cobotics and hive robots – all are innovative technology which, if correctly harnessed for the waste industry, could have a significant impact on plant safety and efficiency.

14/09/2017

Viridor helps eco charity Carymoor celebrate 21st anniversary

The Somerset-based eco charity which has transformed 100 acres of capped landfill into a species-rich nature reserve, Carymoor Environmental Trust, has celebrated its 21st anniversary with an event attended by guests including Glastonbury Festival organiser and committed environmentalist Michael Eavis.

12/09/2017

Viridor to host community open days at Beddington Farmlands

Members of the community will have the opportunity to see for themselves how the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands is being transformed from an active landfill site into one of London’s most significant wildlife conservation areas.

02/08/2017

Innovative project harvests carbon dioxide from food waste to plough back into land

Recycling, waste management and renewable energy company Viridor has embarked on a Government-backed trial to use existing waste resources, including the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) it harvests from landfill, to literally plough back into the land as a fertiliser.

21/07/2017

50% recycling and beyond – markets, challenges and opportunities

To achieve real progress beyond 50% recycling rates the industry needs closer collaboration and recognition of shared cross-sector goals and challenges, along with shared risk and responsibility from producers, packagers, retails, recyclers and reprocessors.

29/06/2017

Pupils recycle plastic bottles to use as bench-building material

Viridor’s Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) attended a celebration event in Oxfordshire this week – the Young Engineering Ambassador Celebration Evening – which recognised an innovative programme to engage young minds about the enormous potential of waste as a resource.

29/06/2017

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.

28/06/2017

Environmental charity shares memories of Dimmer landfill site

Since 2008 Viridor has sponsored Carymoor Environmental Trust, an independent environmental education charity based next to the Dimmer landfill site near Castle Cary in Somerset.

16/06/2017