Viridor’s waste-free packed lunch project turns pupils into ambassadors for change

Pupils from Woodstock CE Primary School in Oxfordshire are giving parents food for thought with messages to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. The Year 3 and Year 4 pupils are working with largest UK-owned recycling and energy recovery company Viridor, to carry out a waste-free packed lunch challenge. The project is part of the ‘Earth...

30/10/2019

Making plastic fantastic: Viridor’s fresh educational offering empowers school pupils

Children are excellent ambassadors and voices for change, says Viridor and this is why the largest UK-owned recycling company is encouraging a shift in behaviour towards waste through education.

02/10/2019

Largest UK-owned recycling company cuts plastic waste exports

85% say the UK should deal with its own plastic waste rather than exporting it. 9 in 10 agree existing plastic waste should be used to create useful resources that can be used again. 65% say they are more likely to buy products with packaging made from recyclable material.

09/09/2019

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

Recycling Seaweed into nutrient-rich fertilizer

Viridor Key Account Manager Lee Gomersall (centre) with Dave Bragg, of Bragg Contracting (left) and Tamar Crossings General Manager David List.  

04/06/2019

New Viridor partnership sees additional 5,000 tonnes of plastic reprocessed in UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics company to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and film each year, material which would have otherwise been sent abroad to develop end-of-waste products.

23/05/2019

Viridor partners with Forest Holidays to recycle more complex materials

Viridor and Forest Holidays have agreed on a nationwide total waste management contract across Forest Holidays’ 10 locations as part of a new partnership to boost recycling.

03/04/2019

£15.4m Viridor investment in Masons MRF transformation

A £15.4 million Viridor investment in the Masons Materials Recycling Facility, near Ipswich, will allow the company to transform the plant’s operations, improving capacity and output quality.

18/02/2019