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

How Viridor is using training, apprenticeships and education programmes to invest in the industry’s future

Originally published by Recycling Waste World on 12 April 2018  People are the lifeblood of any sector but, with the circular economy and low carbon goals of our industry, we need the best and the brightest to drive aspirations for future development.

02/05/2018

Viridor marks Bargeddie milestone with £2,000 donation to Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust

Pictured above: Phil Baker (Bargeddie site Project Manager), Alex Brown (deputy chairman of Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust), Brian Gray (Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust), Dave Quamby (Nationwide)

26/04/2018

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

Community education strategy recognised by prestigious responsible business awards

Viridor has been recognised by the UK’s longest-running awards programme which champions responsible businesses in the UK and abroad.

23/04/2018

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

Joy as tennis club donation serves up funds for players with disabilities

Viridor’s £500 donation to Purley Bury Tennis Club in Surrey is encouraging everyone to pick up a racquet, regardless of age or disability.

23/03/2018

Viridor continues to help local stars to shine

After pledging its support to local charity Shining Stars ASN Theatre School, Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, has held its first dedicated fundraising event in aid of the organisation.

16/03/2018

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

Viridor brings recycling to life for pre-schoolers on Cbeebies

Viridor’s recycling facility in Newhouse is featured on an episode of ‘Down of the Farm’, a programme on CBeebies which teaches pre-schoolers about where their food comes from, but also about how to care for the environment and its inhabitants in different seasons.

27/02/2018

Pupils tackle recycling and energy saving with STEM competition

Pupils addressed real environmental challenges at their own school while exploring Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as part of the Engineering Development Trust’s Go4SET Scheme.

22/02/2018