2017 news (Sustainability)

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, 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 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

Brexit is our opportunity, the UK must lead the war on waste

Rubbish is not the sexiest of topics but it is increasingly newsworthy. By Sarah Heald, Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations

27/09/2017

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

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

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

Viridor braves stormy weather for WasteAid Scafell Pike challenge

Viridor joined a group of UK waste professionals to climb England’s highest peak – the Lake District’s Scafell Pike – in stormy weather to raise much-needed charity cash for WasteAid.

24/07/2017

Pieraccini put circular economy policy into practice, says Viridor

Scotland’s leading recycling, resource and renewable energy partner, Viridor, today recognised the contribution of the outgoing Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government.

24/07/2017

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

VIRIDOR AND PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL VOLUNTEER FOR LOCAL NATURE CHARITY

Viridor and Peterborough City Council joined forces to roll up their sleeves and volunteer for local charity Railworld – helping to clear and shape a site which is now home to more than 200 species of flora and fauna.

10/07/2017