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

Viridor welcomes the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan

Viridor welcomes the clear ambition laid out in the 25-Year Environment Plan, and especially the Government’s commitment to publish a new Resources and Waste strategy in 2018 aimed at making the UK a world leader in resource efficiency. Viridor and its parent company Pennon has previously urged the Government to put resource...

17/01/2018

Beddington’s latest habitat creation now underway

Work is now underway at the 120Ha Beddington Farmlands, Sutton, to create a new wet grassland habitat as part of the ongoing restoration management programme for the landfill site. Earlier in the year infrastructure to support this habitat was installed and now excavation work is taking place to dig down to the water table before...

15/12/2017

Viridor becomes patron of Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and renewable energy companies, has joined forces with the Barnstaple District Chamber of Commerce, becoming a patron to support its efforts as a powerful voice for the business community.

22/11/2017

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 says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about the best way to fund the vital recycling and recovery infrastructure required to meet the demand of the UK economy.

23/10/2017

Viridor calls for collaboration on lithium battery detection

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has issued a call for collaboration through the Energy Innovation Centre, on vital technology to detect lithium-ion batteries – the biggest cause of waste industry fires – and is offering up to £75,000 in research funding.

16/10/2017

Brexit is our opportunity, the UK must lead the war on waste

Rubbish is not the sexiest of topics but it is increasingly newsworthy. By Sarah Heald, Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations

27/09/2017