Boosting recycling at River Cottage Fair

River Cottage’s Spring Food Fair achieved 72% recycling by serving all food on compostable packaging. Aiming to beat the UK event average of 15%, River Cottage trialled UK company Vegware’s compostable packaging and recycling support. After the three-day event, 680kg of used takeaway packaging was composted with food and green waste...

04/08/2016

Lewisham recycling taps into London resource network

Lewisham Council has become the latest London council to partner with leading UK recycler Viridor to maximise its recycling rates. The partnership will see around 18,000 tonnes of recycled material collected from households across Lewisham each year to be processed and sold by Viridor.

01/08/2016

Coffee Cups and Red Herrings?

Recyclable coffee cups and reduced packaging are a good start but more must be done to bridge the gap between producers and recyclers.

29/07/2016

World of Books and Viridor clean up at National Recycling Awards

World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor fought off strong competition to be named ‘Retail/Service Sector Recycler of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards on 6 July. Kyran Bracken, England rugby legend and Strictly Come Dancing winner hosted this year’s awards.

19/07/2016

Glasgow schools celebrate science and engineering challenge

The brightest and best budding scientists and engineers from secondary schools across Scotland’s largest city met in Glasgow City Chambers recently to contest the city final of one of the UK’s largest STEM education competitions, GO4SET sponsored by Viridor.

10/06/2016

Trident Park inspires learning outside the classroom in Cardiff

Every day the Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility transforms non-recycled waste from nine local councils into vital renewable energy and part of the facility is dedicated to welcoming the local community and school children from across South Wales to learn about how unwanted waste can become a resource and now over 2000 people have...

29/05/2016

Stewart Jackson MP energised by apprentice opportunities at Peterborough ERF

Last week, Member of Parliament for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson took the opportunity to visit the Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility to understand how the City’s household waste is transformed into vital renewable energy, enough to power 15,000 households. During the visit Stewart met with Ian Smith, Director of the ERF fleet...

24/05/2016

25 year waste transformation in first shared services contract for Scottish councils

Post-recycling black bag waste from five Scottish local authorities is set to be transformed in a partnership, the first of its kind in Scotland, with recycling and waste management company Viridor.

19/05/2016

Viridor’s responsible business strategy recognised

In addition to boosting sustainable resource management for the UK’s leading businesses and public partners, Viridor has again been recognized for its own responsible business strategy.

20/04/2016

Clive Betts MP marks £2m Sheffield investment in glass recycling

CLIVE BETTS MP MARKS £2MILLION SHEFFIELD INVESTMENT IN GLASS RECYCLING

18/04/2016

Official Opening for Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility

On Wednesday (16 March) the Rt Hon Lord Mawhinney Kt opened Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility, the latest ERF to be delivered by Viridor. The ERF enables the City of Peterborough to divert 85,000 tonnes of residual (black bag) waste from landfill each year, recovering vital energy, and also offering the city another important...

16/04/2016

Viridor’s Peterborough ERF shortlisted for National Recycling Awards

Viridor’s newest Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), the recently opened £72m Fengate facility, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The state-of-the-art plant is one of the most efficient in the UK and will reduce the amount of carbon the city produces by 10,000 tonnes per year, making a significant contribution to a...

04/04/2016