2018 National Recycling Index

The Viridor UK Recycling Index 2018 shows public concern over plastics use is at an all-time high, with four in five believing the UK should find a way to deal with its own recycling without having to export it to other countries. Click here to view the 2018 National Recycling Index in full detail.

24/09/2018

Viridor helps to change perceptions of landfill with BBC Four

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, is to be featured in a new documentary on BBC Four charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate.

17/08/2018

The changing landscape of energy and Viridor’s role

The following opinion piece first appeared in the CIWM Journal on 9 August 2018.

10/08/2018

Viridor and West Sussex pupils sow the seeds for increased recycling with plastic flower sculpture

Viridor, West Sussex County Council and Glebe Primary School have used more than 200 plastic bottles to create an eye-catching sculpture aimed at raising awareness about ocean plastic.

30/07/2018

Another opportunity to explore the Beddington Farmlands – June open day

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.

13/06/2018

Viridor issues gas canister appeal ahead of barbecue season

As the UK gets ready to dust off its barbecues in the hope of sunny weather, Viridor is writing to the more than 200 local authority sites it services across the UK reminding them of the dangers gas canisters present.

03/05/2018

Viridor and The One Show use beach plastic to show the Circular Economy in action

Viridor and the BBC’s The One Show combined their resources to send a powerful message on the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics and to demonstrate how the Circular Economy can work when the right stuff is put in the right bin.

24/04/2018

Viridor statement following deposit return scheme announcement

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, looks forward to working with the Government on a deposit-return scheme which ensures waste is valued as a resource, rather than rubbish, kept off our beaches and out of oceans and put back in the British economy where it belongs.

28/03/2018

Viridor calls for minimum requirement on use of recycled plastic

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, has called on the Government to introduce a minimum requirement on the use of recycled plastic in new products which it says will help keep it off our beaches, out of oceans and back in the UK economy where it belongs.

15/03/2018

Viridor brings recycling to life for pre-schoolers on Cbeebies

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.

27/02/2018

Pupils tackle recycling and energy saving with STEM competition

Pupils addressed real environmental challenges at their own school while exploring Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as part of the Engineering Development Trust’s Go4SET Scheme.

22/02/2018

Minister welcomes Viridor’s £1.2bn energy recovery investment

Viridor’s investment of more than £1.2 billion in the development of a network of UK advanced energy recovery facilities has been welcomed by Resources Minister Thérèse Coffey, who said this formed part of a strategy which would help the UK to become a world leader in resource efficiency.

24/01/2018