Latest news (Sustainability)

Viridor wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C.

14/02/2019

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

Viridor welcomes Government’s new Resources & Waste Strategy

Viridor, the largest UK-owned resources and waste company, has welcomed the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy as an important policy framework to guide future investment.

19/12/2018

Viridor provides electric transport for Nene Park Peterborough

Release issued and written by Nene Park Trust.

22/11/2018

Viridor take to canoes in the Big Taunton Litter Pick – and the images are shocking

Rubber ducks, a bed frame, broken umbrellas and traffic cones.

16/11/2018

UK high street brands working with Viridor to close the loop

Viridor is working with the majority of the big brands on the high street to ensure product packaging can survive the sortability process and go full-loop at its network of UK specialist polymer recycling facilitates.

08/11/2018

Viridor releases 2018 Sustainability Report and urges wider industry reporting against UN goals

Viridor has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, drawing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its benchmark for defining performance.

22/10/2018

2018 National Recycling Index

The Viridor UK Recycling Index 2018 shows public concern over plastics use is at an all-time high, with four in five believing the UK should find a way to deal with its own recycling without having to export it to other countries. Click here to view the 2018 National Recycling Index in full detail.

24/09/2018

Dan Cooke confirmed as Pennon Group Head of Sustainability

Viridor’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dan Cooke, has been appointed Group Head of Sustainability for its FTSE 250 parent company, Pennon.

13/08/2018

Viridor and SEPA discuss Scotland’s glass resource at Newhouse glass recycling facility

Viridor and its parent company Pennon have hosted SEPA Chief Executive Officer Terry A’Hearn at the company’s £25 million Scottish glass recycling facility at Newhouse, the UK’s most advanced glass plant, designed to help drive Scotland’s circular economy.

03/08/2018

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.

24/06/2018

Another opportunity to explore the Beddington Farmlands – June open day

Viridor is offering another opportunity to visit the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands on 14 June with the landfill team hosting an open day for members of the community. The event follows successful open days in 2016 and 2017 and will include a walk across the wet grassland habitats which are currently under construction.

13/06/2018