Latest news (Education)

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

Viridor shows how non-recyclable waste becomes electricity at Heritage Open Days

Discover how Viridor uses waste which cannot be recycled to create electricity when the company opens its doors to the public in September as part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days.

20/08/2019

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

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council celebrate Cricket World Cup

Viridor and Somerset West and Taunton Council are looking to bowl over cricket fans with an eye-catching piece of original artwork which sends a powerful messaging on recycling and sustainability.

04/06/2019

Viridor powering next generation of women into STEM

Scotland’s leading recycling and low-carbon energy company took part in an event hosted by the East Kilbride Group Training Association (EKGTA) this week to encourage more girls into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths).

13/03/2019

Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month.

12/02/2019

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year.

30/01/2019

Plymouth City Council and Viridor go behind-the-scenes to show how plastic is recycled

Plymouth City Council and Viridor have teamed up in a bid to show residents how their efforts at home make a difference and help to ensure more plastic is recycled, reprocessed and reused.

11/10/2018

Viridor helps to change perceptions of landfill with BBC Four

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, is to be featured in a new documentary on BBC Four charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate.

17/08/2018

Viridor and West Sussex pupils sow the seeds for increased recycling with plastic flower sculpture

Viridor, West Sussex County Council and Glebe Primary School have used more than 200 plastic bottles to create an eye-catching sculpture aimed at raising awareness about ocean plastic.

30/07/2018