Is sustainable Plastic the new black?

Sarah Heald, Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Pennon, owner of Viridor, writes exclusively for CIWM Journal on the building pressure to find a solution for the mountain of black plastic food packaging going to waste in the UK today.

12/04/2017

Viridor welcomes the UK Government’s National Litter Strategy

Viridor today (10 April 2017) welcomes the Government’s consultation on its first National Litter Strategy with its emphasis on tackling anti-social behaviour, through a system of fines and penalty notices, while making it easier for people to dispose of rubbish.

10/04/2017

Boys Brigade talk rubbish and recycling in Colnbrook

Boys from the 1st Slough Boys Brigade Junior Section have been finding out what happens to their rubbish – courtesy of staff from Lakeside Energy from Waste.

04/04/2017

Sorting the supermarket food tray waste mountain – Getting plastic packaging sorted with Viridor, Nextek, BBC’s The One Show

One of the UK’s leading recyclers Viridor has teamed up with packaging specialist Nextek to find a way to sort the supermarket food tray waste mountain.

13/03/2017

Viridor backs Policy Exchange focus on Post-Brexit, Bespoke for Britain Waste Resource Policy

One of the UK’s largest environmental infrastructure groups, Pennon – owners of Viridor – has today backed a heavy-weight report by Policy Exchange on the future of UK waste and resources policy.

01/03/2017

Viridor backs Lanarkshire jobs fair

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, took part in an employment and training fair in Airdrie co-hosted by local elected members for Airdrie Shotts, Neil Gray MP and Alex Neil MSP.

21/02/2017

Beddington Farmlands Walks, hosted by the Viridor Beddington Team – Friday 24th February 10.30

Viridor is hosting an open day on Friday 24th February at its Beddington site for members of the community to explore the 120 hectare site. The event follows the success of events held during 2016 with over 50 people finding out more about waste management and ecological habitats in Sutton.

17/02/2017

Future looks bright for talent pipeline at Viridor following CareersFest 2017

Viridor praised CareersFest 2017 after two successful days at Oxfordshire’s most reputable careers advice and information event for students aged 14-19 years.

02/02/2017

Dunbar charity boost for safe working hours milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major health and safety milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF), currently under construction at Dunbar in East Lothian.

18/10/2016

Viridor wins ten year plan for South Lanarkshire residual waste

Post-recycling black bag waste from South Lanarkshire Council is set to be transformed in a new partnership with recycling and waste management company Viridor.

07/09/2016

Invest in right stuff, right bin to cut contamination

Viridor has today called on Defra and English local councils to review ‘waste’ management models and to invest in educating consumers everywhere about why cutting waste contamination matters. The call came following a BBC freedom of information request, which showed the amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in...

23/08/2016

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