Latest news (Recycling)

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

Viridor and Procter & Gamble work together on circular economy effort to save 200 million bottles of virgin plastic

UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor and international consumer goods corporation Procter Gamble (PG) have agreed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic, further cementing their commitment to collaborate on shared circular economy goals.

18/02/2020

£700m household waste contract begins at Viridor's Bargeddie recycling hub

Viridor’s state-of-the-art residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has started to receive waste as part of a 190,000-tonne contract with five Scottish councils, diverting non-recyclable waste from landfill and generating low carbon energy.

15/01/2020

Closer collaboration is key to raising recycling rates

Closer collaboration between supermarkets and recycling companies is crucial to raising recycling rates, according to Viridor's head of sustainability Dan Cooke.

13/01/2020

Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic

Viridor and Unilever have agreed a new contract which will see Unilever receive of a range of recycled plastic from Viridor’s £65m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre near Bristol.

20/11/2019

Viridor’s waste-free packed lunch project turns pupils into ambassadors for change

Pupils from Woodstock CE Primary School in Oxfordshire are giving parents food for thought with messages to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. The Year 3 and Year 4 pupils are working with largest UK-owned recycling and energy recovery company Viridor, to carry out a waste-free packed lunch challenge. The project is part of the ‘Earth...

30/10/2019

Making plastic fantastic: Viridor’s fresh educational offering empowers school pupils

Children are excellent ambassadors and voices for change, says Viridor and this is why the largest UK-owned recycling company is encouraging a shift in behaviour towards waste through education.

02/10/2019

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

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

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