Latest news (Recycled materials)
Viridor launches plan to achieve zero export of plastic waste
Viridor’s new Circular economy for plastics ambition launch - highlights the vital role that waste recycling has in delivering Net Zero - c.1.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year could be saved by increasing plastic recycling rates to 70% up from 51% today. 90% of Viridor’s plastic waste exports will be recycled domestically...
Viridor and Rock Solid agree five-year 65ktpa IBA contract
Viridor and Rock Solid Processing have agreed a new five-year contract for the processing of 65,000 tonnes per annum of incinerator bottom ash (IBA) from Dunbar ERF, diverting the material from landfill and returning resources to the UK economy.
Viridor and TOMRA collaborate on Scottish deposit return scheme project
Viridor and TOMRA have formed a partnership which brings extensive recycling expertise and experience together in a bid for the design, build and operation of the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS) counting and sorting centres.
Viridor and Clyde Valley Waste Partnership demonstrate waste is a resource and not rubbish
Viridor and the Clyde Valley Waste Partnership successfully divert black bag household waste collections away from landfill, helping not only Scotland meet its landfill diversion target but producing energy direct to the national grid. During the first year of their collaboration 178,000 tonnes has been processed through Viridor’s...
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.
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.
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...
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 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...