2017 news (Sustainability)
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 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.
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.