2017 news (Environment)
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...
Viridor, Kent County Council and Wastebuster share lessons in recycling
A Gravesham school has won a £500 prize and has been named a county recycling champion after topping the leader board in a home recycling challenge. More than 100 schools across Kent were involved in a national competition and Gravesham Borough Council took the opportunity to challenge their own schools in a local version of the...
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.
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.
Viridor 2017 Recycling Index: UK public increasingly confused and concerned about recycling
Only 25% believe that all waste that can be recycled is recycled Fewer than one in five (16%) people feel recycling labelling on product packaging is very easy to understand Most consumers predict negative consequences if recycling levels do not increase, and are open to initiatives that could lead to an increase in recycling...
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.
Green waste put to good use in south London!
Viridor has made its latest donation of high-quality soil conditioner to the Good Food Matters Charity in Croydon. The soil conditioner is made from south London’s green waste. The leading UK recycler recently delivered c. 25 tonnes (that is the equivalent to around 25 adult polar bears) to the Good Food Matters Community Food...