2017 news (Education)

Viridor, Grundon and Lakeside join forces to focus on providing STEM education to local schoolchildren

The Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility (EfW) welcomed five local schools to Colnbrook when it hosted an event managed by the Engineering Development Trust – an organisation sponsored by HRH, the Prince of Wales.

16/11/2017

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...

14/11/2017

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...

25/09/2017

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

Chemists of all ages inspired by Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility and Education Centre – a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor – opened its doors to more than 30 existing and budding chemists, aged from eight to 78!

04/09/2017

Viridor to host international delegation on visit to Ardley ERF

Viridor will welcome 36 delegates from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Energy Recovery to a series of meetings at its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire in September.

31/08/2017

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...

14/08/2017

Find out what really happens to your rubbish with Heritage Open Days

This September, members of the public are invited to find out what happens at three of Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facilities as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

07/08/2017

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility at Ardley hosts visit by prison officers

Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Ardley near Bicester has hosted an educational tour for teaching staff and prison officers, as part of Milton Keynes College’s Offender Learning programme. The initiative, supported by the Teach Too Partnership and awarding body Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board, aims to...

02/08/2017

Chinese delegation visit Viridor’s Newhouse glass recycling centre

Viridor has hosted a visit from a high-level Chinese delegation at its £25m Newhouse glass recycling centre in Scotland – one of Europe’s most advanced facilities.

26/07/2017

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