2018 news (Sustainability)
2018 National Recycling Index
The Viridor UK Recycling Index 2018 shows public concern over plastics use is at an all-time high, with four in five believing the UK should find a way to deal with its own recycling without having to export it to other countries. Click here to view the 2018 National Recycling Index in full detail.
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.
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.
Another opportunity to explore the Beddington Farmlands – June open day
Viridor is offering another opportunity to visit the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands on 14 June with the landfill team hosting an open day for members of the community. The event follows successful open days in 2016 and 2017 and will include a walk across the wet grassland habitats which are currently under construction.
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.
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.