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.
340 people employed on site £5.3m spent within 30 miles of site Avonmouth firms contracted for major works ‘Meet the Buyer’ event attracted 30 businesses Converting 320,000 of non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy Creating enough electricity (34MW) to power 44,000 homes UK recycling and renewable energy company Viridor has...
Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging in a project welcomed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces in a 12-month contract which will see Cheshire West and Chester councils’ 10,000 tonnes per annum kerbside collected glass sent to Sheffield as part of a closed loop recycling waste management solution.
This article first appeared in the May edition of Energy World magazine. Waste-to-energy plants, or waste-fuelled energy recovery facilities, have come a long way since early incinerators, and now take their place firmly within the national resources and waste strategy, writes Viridor’s Lisa Templeton.
Viridor is a founder signatory to the UK Plastics Pact, an initiative supported by the UK Government which aims to bring consumer brands, packaging, retail and recycling companies together to tackle plastic pollution and to maximise recycling and reprocessing opportunities.
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.