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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 announces acceleration of deep decarbonisation of the waste sector
Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and waste management companies, and majority owned by KKR, have announced plans to help the UK accelerate its decarbonisation agenda through an international partnership for next-generation carbon capture, utilisation and storage technology (CCUS). The plan could unleash up to...
BEIS minister visits Viridor site after HyNet backing
UK leading industrial decarbonisation project, HyNet, today welcomed Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Hands, to the North West region. The visit comes just a week after Government selected the project as a Track 1 cluster to fast-track the decarbonisation of the North West England and North Wales, cementing Government’s...
Viridor commits to fight against climate crisis by becoming first UK net negative emissions waste company
The waste sector can become a key tool in decarbonising the rest of the economy under new plans announced by Viridor, one of the UK's leading resources and waste management companies. WATCH: Viridor's launch video on our YouTube channel
Food bank, community farm and infant school receive Beddington community benefit fund cash
COVID-19 lockdowns might have changed how many of us live our lives, but the Beddington Community Benefit Fund has continued to support charities across Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, donating £92,537.75 to 15 projects since March 2020. This brings the total funding to £185,889 since 2016.
Exeter ERF to supply heat to new carbon emission-reducing heat network
Viridor is supporting plans for a new carbon emission-reducing, energy efficient district heating network which will support efforts to tackle climate change by cutting emissions from a new housing development by up to 70 per cent.
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.
Beddington Farmlands habitat creation continues
Viridor’s restoration of the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands in South London is continuing with the creation of the first phase of the wet grassland habitat, including the start of a seeding programme that has seen over 150kg of seed spread across this first phase ahead of further habitat management.
Viridor cuts road miles to offer local energy recovery solution to Warrington
Viridor and Warrington Borough Council have agreed a new 52,000 tonnes a year non-recyclable household waste contract supported by the company’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) with an emphasis on a local solution to reduce road miles.
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...