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

Community education strategy recognised by prestigious responsible business awards

Viridor has been recognised by the UK’s longest-running awards programme which champions responsible businesses in the UK and abroad.

23/04/2018

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

Viridor, Grundon and Lakeside join forces to focus on providing STEM education to local schoolchildren

The Lakeside Energy from Waste Facility (EfW) welcomed five local schools to Colnbrook when it hosted an event managed by the Engineering Development Trust – an organisation sponsored by HRH, the Prince of Wales.

16/11/2017

Viridor, Kent County Council and Wastebuster share lessons in recycling

A Gravesham school has won a £500 prize and has been named a county recycling champion after topping the leader board in a home recycling challenge.  More than 100 schools across Kent were involved in a national competition and Gravesham Borough Council took the opportunity to challenge their own schools in a local version of the...

14/11/2017

Viridor 2017 Recycling Index: UK public increasingly confused and concerned about recycling

Only 25% believe that all waste that can be recycled is recycled Fewer than one in five (16%) people feel recycling labelling on product packaging is very easy to understand Most consumers predict negative consequences if recycling levels do not increase, and are open to initiatives that could lead to an increase in recycling...

25/09/2017

Viridor helps eco charity Carymoor celebrate 21st anniversary

The Somerset-based eco charity which has transformed 100 acres of capped landfill into a species-rich nature reserve, Carymoor Environmental Trust, has celebrated its 21st anniversary with an event attended by guests including Glastonbury Festival organiser and committed environmentalist Michael Eavis.

12/09/2017

Chemists of all ages inspired by Lakeside Energy from Waste facility

The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility and Education Centre – a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor – opened its doors to more than 30 existing and budding chemists, aged from eight to 78!

04/09/2017

Viridor to host international delegation on visit to Ardley ERF

Viridor will welcome 36 delegates from the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Working Group on Energy Recovery to a series of meetings at its Ardley Energy Recovery Facility in Oxfordshire in September.

31/08/2017

Green waste put to good use in south London!

Viridor has made its latest donation of high-quality soil conditioner to the Good Food Matters Charity in Croydon. The soil conditioner is made from south London’s green waste. The leading UK recycler recently delivered c. 25 tonnes (that is the equivalent to around 25 adult polar bears) to the Good Food Matters Community Food...

14/08/2017

Find out what really happens to your rubbish with Heritage Open Days

This September, members of the public are invited to find out what happens at three of Viridor’s Energy Recovery Facilities as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

07/08/2017