2021 news (Sustainability)

Viridor launches plan to achieve zero export of plastic waste

Viridor’s new Circular economy for plastics ambition launch - highlights the vital role that waste recycling has in delivering Net Zero - c.1.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year could be saved by increasing plastic recycling rates to 70% up from 51% today. 90% of Viridor’s plastic waste exports will be recycled domestically...

08/12/2021

Viridor announces acceleration of deep decarbonisation of the waste sector

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and waste management companies, and majority owned by KKR, have announced plans to help the UK accelerate its decarbonisation agenda through an international partnership for next-generation carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology (CCUS). The plan could unleash up to...

20/10/2021

BEIS minister visits Viridor site after HyNet backing

UK leading industrial decarbonisation project, HyNet, today welcomed Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Hands, to the North West region.  The visit comes just a week after Government selected the project as a Track 1 cluster to fast-track the decarbonisation of the North West England and North Wales, cementing Government’s...

29/10/2021

Viridor pioneers new approach to methane measurement using drones

Viridor is demonstrating its ambition to tackle climate change by supporting the development of new technologies for measuring and reporting methane emissions across its UK landfill sites. Using the latest UAV laser sensor technology, Viridor will gain timely and insightful information to enable the business to meet the industry...

29/07/2021

Viridor and HyNet North West to jointly pioneer decarbonisation of the waste industry

HyNet North West is a low carbon energy project at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a net zero future.  

20/05/2021

Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis by becoming first UK net negative emissions waste company

The waste sector can become a key tool in decarbonising the rest of the economy under new plans announced by Viridor, one of the UK's leading resources and waste management companies. WATCH: Viridor's launch video on our YouTube channel

20/05/2021

Record-breaking January output for Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility

Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility, Crayford MRF, processed a record-breaking 34,841 tonnes of dry mixed recycling in January, up 6.8% on January 2020 when the plant’s output was 32,632 tonnes.

09/02/2021