Latest news (Plastics)
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.
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.
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.
Oxfordshire pupils tap into recycling for Go4SET project
Pupils from The Bicester School tapped into their interest in recycling for a Go4SET project which earned them a People’s Choice Award, will encourage greater use of tap water and refillable bottles and reduce single-use plastic at the Oxfordshire school.
Viridor works with major retailers on circular economy solution to black plastic
Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging in a project welcomed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.