Latest news (Sustainability)
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...
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 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.
Giving Beddington Landfill new life with roadmap to restoration
Viridor’s Beddington Farmlands landfill site in Sutton, south London, is being transformed into a network of species-rich habitats as it closes its doors to active waste. As a leading UK resource manager, Viridor is committed to responsible environmental stewardship across its UK landfill portfolio.
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.