2019 news (Environment)

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

The Taunton Toad Trail is hopping your way this summer

It’s your chance to become a detective and join the hunt for all the giant toads featured in the Taunton Toad Trail this summer.

15/07/2019

From work experience to GRREC apprentice mechanical engineer - Rachael Lister's Viridor story

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

Ardley landfill bee-comes home to half a million honeybees

Ardley Landfill site, near Bicester, which closed four years ago, will house around half a million honeybees this summer – that’s three bees for every person in Oxford.🐝🐝🐝

25/06/2019

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

Ground-breaking South West project sees Viridor power plastic recycling with non-recyclable waste

The FTSE 250 Pennon Group, parent company of Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, has announced a ground-breaking project which will harness the electricity created from non-recyclable waste at its £252 million energy recovery facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, to power a new £65 million plastic recycling plant.

30/05/2019

Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site.

13/03/2019

Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month.

12/02/2019

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