2019 news (Recycling)

Glasgow pupils take the reins in horsey tribute to Mary Queen of Scots

School pupils from Glasgow have paid a fitting tribute to Mary Queen of Scots using materials from Viridor's recycling centre.

09/07/2019

Largest UK-owned recycling company cuts plastic waste exports

85% say the UK should deal with its own plastic waste rather than exporting it. 9 in 10 agree existing plastic waste should be used to create useful resources that can be used again. 65% say they are more likely to buy products with packaging made from recyclable material.

09/09/2019

Viridor's Bargeddie recycling hub nears completion

Viridor’s new residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has reached an important milestone with a period of site testing now underway.

27/08/2019

From work experience to GRREC Apprentice Mechanical Engineer

This story first appeared on GlasgowLive on 4 July, 2019 "I came to Viridor for work experience when I was 15, in S4 at school. When I first came, the centre was an empty shell, as it it was still being constructed and a lot of the commissioning and testing was in process.

09/07/2019

Viridor and East Sussex County Council agree £20m contract

Viridor has been awarded the contract to process around 50,000 tonnes of East Sussex County Council’s dry mixed recyclables per annum.

21/06/2019

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council celebrate Cricket World Cup

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council are looking to bowl over cricket fans with an eye-catching piece of original artwork which sends a powerful messaging on recycling and sustainability.

04/06/2019

Recycling Seaweed into nutrient-rich fertilizer

Viridor Key Account Manager Lee Gomersall (centre) with Dave Bragg, of Bragg Contracting (left) and Tamar Crossings General Manager David List.  

04/06/2019

New Viridor partnership sees additional 5,000 tonnes of plastic reprocessed in UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics company to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and film each year, material which would have otherwise been sent abroad to develop end-of-waste products.

23/05/2019

Viridor partners with Forest Holidays to recycle more complex materials

Viridor and Forest Holidays have agreed on a nationwide total waste management contract across Forest Holidays’ 10 locations as part of a new partnership to boost recycling.

03/04/2019

£15.4m Viridor investment in Masons MRF transformation

A £15.4 million Viridor investment in the Masons Materials Recycling Facility, near Ipswich, will allow the company to transform the plant’s operations, improving capacity and output quality.

18/02/2019

Viridor wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C.

14/02/2019

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year.

30/01/2019