Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site.
Scotland leading recycling company, Viridor, will collect an extra 500 tonnes of glass during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, which starts next week when the population of Scotland’s capital city doubles from 500,000 to one million.
Viridor is offering another opportunity to visit the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands on 14 June with the landfill team hosting an open day for members of the community. The event follows successful open days in 2016 and 2017 and will include a walk across the wet grassland habitats which are currently under construction.
Viridor’s recycling facility in Newhouse is featured on an episode of ‘Down of the Farm’, a programme on CBeebies which teaches pre-schoolers about where their food comes from, but also about how to care for the environment and its inhabitants in different seasons.
Work is now underway at the 120Ha Beddington Farmlands, Sutton, to create a new wet grassland habitat as part of the ongoing restoration management programme for the landfill site. Earlier in the year infrastructure to support this habitat was installed and now excavation work is taking place to dig down to the water table before...