Latest news (Recycling)
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...
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...
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...
Viridor and Procter & Gamble work together on circular economy effort to save 200 million bottles of virgin plastic
UK recycling and energy recovery company Viridor and international consumer goods corporation Procter Gamble (PG) have agreed a five-year contract for the supply of recycled plastic, further cementing their commitment to collaborate on shared circular economy goals.
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.