Latest news (Recycled materials)

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

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

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 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 to supply kp with recycled PET in new five-year deal

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) – a global leader in sustainable fresh food protective packaging, together with Viridor – the largest UK-owned recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, have agreed a transformative five-year collaboration, locking in an annual supply from Viridor of 8,000 tonnes of post-consumer recycled PET...

03/12/2019

INEOS and Viridor partnership closes the loop with new hybrid plastics range available across Europe

INEOS and Viridor have joined forces in a world-leading project that will produce a range of high-specification polymers with up to 50% or more post-consumer recycled content.

25/11/2019

Viridor's Bargeddie recycling hub nears completion

Viridor’s new residual Materials Recycling Facility (rMRF) at Bargeddie in North Lanarkshire has reached an important milestone with a period of site testing now underway.

27/08/2019

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 East Sussex County Council agree £20m contract

Viridor has been awarded the contract to process around 50,000 tonnes of East Sussex County Council’s dry mixed recyclables per annum.

21/06/2019

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