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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.