Latest news (Recycling)
£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.
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...
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.
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.
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.