2020 news (Our company)

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020

Funding approved for first phase of Cardiff’s District-Heating Network

A new £26.5m district-heating network, which will use underground pipes to transport heat from an energy recovery facility to businesses and homes in Cardiff, has secured £15m to begin the first phase of works.

14/08/2020

Viridor and councils put one million tonnes of non-recyclable waste to work

One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste diverted from landfill. One million tonnes of non-recyclable waste used to generate enough low carbon energy to power 178,000 homes. £198,659 from Viridor presented to the Prosiect Gwyrdd-Trident Park ERF Community Fund for distribution to local community groups. 18,350 tonnes of metal...

10/08/2020

Viridor outlines future growth strategy following investment from KKR

Viridor’s investment in crucial UK recycling and energy recovery infrastructure is set to continue at pace with the support of KKR, a leading global investment firm, following the successful completion of KKR’s £4.2 billion acquisition of the business.

17/07/2020

Ambitious vision for a zero waste Scottish economy unveiled

Scotland must be clear on circular economy investment, Minister tells delegates at Viridor launch event. Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation says clarity on infrastructure investment is part of the Scottish commitment to be a green leader Viridor sets out vision to end Scotland’s export of waste and recycling through new...

16/07/2020

Viridor agrees new recycling contract with Ealing Council

Viridor has re-won the contract for Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling in a new five-year, £10 million contract which came into effect on 6 June. 

15/06/2020

Viridor holds virtual public exhibition on Scottish polymer plant plans

Viridor is to hold a virtual public exhibition starting this week to share its plans to build a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.

23/04/2020

Minister thanks waste sector for vital work during Coronavirus lockdown

Environment Minister and Taunton MP Rebecca Pow has written to thank waste sector workers for their effort and commitment during the Coronavirus lockdown.

16/04/2020

Viridor helping to turn the tide on microplastic

UK recycling company Viridor has sponsored 15 beach cleaning trommels which can be used to sift through the sand and remove microplastics from the natural environment.

13/03/2020

'Plastics Tax clarity will unlock crucial investment in recycling'

Viridor has welcomed clarity on the plastics tax provided by the Government in the 2020 Budget.

11/03/2020

Viridor vision backed by Countryfile's Tom Heap at star-studded conference

Viridor has outlined its vision for a regional collaboration which would give all plastic waste a recycling solution at a star-studded event.

28/02/2020

Give all plastic a recycling solution - Viridor shares regional vision

Viridor has announced a ground-breaking collaboration designed to allow the South West and South Wales to take responsibility for all the plastic consumed here and work together to give it a recycling solution.

27/02/2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre

Viridor was delighted to welcome First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC), which is located in her constituency.

13/01/2020