2018 news (Recycled materials)

Viridor welcomes Government’s new Resources & Waste Strategy

Viridor, the largest UK-owned resources and waste company, has welcomed the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy as an important policy framework to guide future investment.

19/12/2018

Plymouth City Council and Viridor go behind-the-scenes to show how plastic is recycled

Plymouth City Council and Viridor have teamed up in a bid to show residents how their efforts at home make a difference and help to ensure more plastic is recycled, reprocessed and reused.

11/10/2018

What a hot summer means for UK glass recycling

Published in Recycling Waste World (06 September 2018). Written by Viridor’s Media and Campaigns Manager, Lisa Templeton

07/09/2018

Viridor and SEPA discuss Scotland’s glass resource at Newhouse glass recycling facility

Viridor and its parent company Pennon have hosted SEPA Chief Executive Officer Terry A’Hearn at the company’s £25 million Scottish glass recycling facility at Newhouse, the UK’s most advanced glass plant, designed to help drive Scotland’s circular economy.

03/08/2018

£5.3M boost for local businesses from Viridor as Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre gathers pace

340 people employed on site £5.3m spent within 30 miles of site Avonmouth firms contracted for major works ‘Meet the Buyer’ event attracted 30 businesses Converting 320,000 of non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy Creating enough electricity (34MW) to power 44,000 homes UK recycling and renewable energy company Viridor has...

27/06/2018

Viridor works with major retailers on circular economy solution to black plastic

Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging in a project welcomed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

24/06/2018

Viridor joins the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Viridor has become the newest member of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP).

31/05/2018

Viridor and Kier sign 10,000-tonne Sheffield Glass contract

Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces in a 12-month contract which will see Cheshire West and Chester councils’ 10,000 tonnes per annum kerbside collected glass sent to Sheffield as part of a closed loop recycling waste management solution.

22/05/2018

Viridor a founder signatory to UK Plastics Pact

Viridor is a founder signatory to the UK Plastics Pact, an initiative supported by the UK Government which aims to bring consumer brands, packaging, retail and recycling companies together to tackle plastic pollution and to maximise recycling and reprocessing opportunities.

26/04/2018

Viridor completes £1m glass recycling plant upgrade and wins multiple local authority contract

Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities and a total estimated annual tonnage of 10,500.

11/04/2018

Viridor statement following deposit return scheme announcement

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, looks forward to working with the Government on a deposit-return scheme which ensures waste is valued as a resource, rather than rubbish, kept off our beaches and out of oceans and put back in the British economy where it belongs.

28/03/2018

Viridor calls for minimum requirement on use of recycled plastic

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, has called on the Government to introduce a minimum requirement on the use of recycled plastic in new products which it says will help keep it off our beaches, out of oceans and back in the UK economy where it belongs.

15/03/2018