Latest news (Sustainability)

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

20/05/2021

Viridor pioneers new approach to methane measurement using drones

Viridor is demonstrating its ambition to tackle climate change by supporting the development of new technologies for measuring and reporting methane emissions across its UK landfill sites. Using the latest UAV laser sensor technology, Viridor will gain timely and insightful information to enable the business to meet the industry...

29/07/2021

Viridor and HyNet North West to jointly pioneer decarbonisation of the waste industry

HyNet North West is a low carbon energy project at the forefront of the UK’s journey to a net zero future.  

20/05/2021

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 Vattenfall collaborate to harness low carbon heat for UK cities

Two leading energy providers have come together to help reduce emissions from heating in UK homes and other buildings, which are currently responsible for around 37%1 of the UK’s carbon emissions.

10/11/2020

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.

21/10/2020

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.

05/10/2020

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 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 releases 2019 Sustainability Report - good progress made in priority programmes

The largest UK-owned recycling, resources and waste management company has released its 2019 Sustainability Report setting out its priority programmes in plastics, biodiversity and sustainable finance, with the aim of driving accelerated progress in these areas.

04/10/2019