Latest news (Recycling)

Viridor announces new Chief Executive Officer

Viridor today announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Bradshaw. Kevin Bradshaw succeeds Phil Piddington, who will continue to support Viridor in completing several key projects over the next few months before concluding his transition into non-executive management.

19/11/2020

Record-breaking January output for Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility

Viridor’s biggest materials recycling facility, Crayford MRF, processed a record-breaking 34,841 tonnes of dry mixed recycling in January, up 6.8% on January 2020 when the plant’s output was 32,632 tonnes.

09/02/2021

Viridor and Rochford extend contract to continue focus on quality recycling

Viridor has secured a new 18-month contract with Rochford District Council, enabling the company to continue to work residents to prioritise quality and reap increased recycling rewards. An extension through to autumn 2023 is available for both parties to agree in the future.

01/02/2021

Viridor to work with Carbon Capture and Storage Association in sector first

Viridor has announced that it has become the first in its sector to join the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), emphasising the company’s commitment to pursuing net zero goals.

26/01/2021

Viridor and Kent agree £6.2m dry mixed recycling contract renewal

Viridor and Kent County Council have agreed a 12-month extension to their dry mixed recycling contract with the £6.2m renewal of a contract first signed six years ago.

30/09/2020

Make manufacturers pay for recycling, UK says in Viridor-YouGov poll

Consumers want to see a significant shift in who pays for recycling – 64% say producers/manufacturers should pay with 55% saying businesses selling the product should bear the cost. 67% believe taxpayers are currently funding recycling. A growing number find it difficult to understand what is recyclable (plastic wrapping - from...

22/09/2020

Ambitious vision for a zero waste Scottish economy unveiled

Scotland must be clear on circular economy investment, Minister tells delegates at Viridor launch event. Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation says clarity on infrastructure investment is part of the Scottish commitment to be a green leader Viridor sets out vision to end Scotland’s export of waste and recycling through new...

16/07/2020

Viridor agrees new recycling contract with Ealing Council

Viridor has re-won the contract for Ealing Council’s dry mixed recycling in a new five-year, £10 million contract which came into effect on 6 June. 

15/06/2020

Viridor and Plastic Energy announce ground-breaking UK circular economy collaboration

Feasibility work underway to develop a new PLASTIC ENERGY facility that makes plastic infinitely recyclable by returning it to recycled oils. Technology would provide a key route to deal with traditionally ‘hard to recycle’ plastic films. Process would be integrated with Viridor’s polymers investments to deliver a more complete...

18/05/2020

Viridor holds virtual public exhibition on Scottish polymer plant plans

Viridor is to hold a virtual public exhibition starting this week to share its plans to build a polymers reprocessing plant at Dunbar in Scotland with the local community.

23/04/2020

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