BBC National News – Viridor transforming food waste

“We can take that material and squeeze the energy out of it so that people, by recycling their food waste, are actually helping keep the lights on.”  That was the message from Viridor’s Director of External Affairs, Dan Cooke, speaking to BBC as part of a package broadcast on BBC 6 O’Clock News, 10 O’Clock News, BBC Radio 4 PM and...

27/11/2015

Northern Powerhouse resource network key to stagnating UK recycling

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies, today (Thursday 26th November 2015) called on the UK to follow the northern powerhouse model for regional resource networks to boost stagnating national recycling rates.

26/11/2015

GO4SET education launch in Moray

School teams from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray eagerly attended the launch of the Go4SET competition. This annual competition encourages pupils to gain an understanding of how maths, science, engineering and technology (STEM) is a central part of the world around them and gives an insight into future careers.

12/11/2015

Awards success for £25m Lanarkshire glass plant

A £25m Scottish glass recycling facility, opened by the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard Lochhead MSP in September, has won a Scottish Government backed circular economy award.

09/11/2015

BBC Sunday Politics talks to Viridor

BBC One’s flagship politics programme, The Sunday Politics, talked to Viridor this week about recycling, resources and global commodity markets.

07/11/2015

Viridor Appointed on £700m Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project

Viridor has been appointed preferred bidder for the £700m Clyde Valley Residual Waste project.

09/10/2015

Scottish awards nominations for Viridor

Viridor has been shortlisted for a string of Scottish awards nominations at two industry-leading conferences.

07/10/2015

Charging for plastic bags : Viridor talks to BBC 5 Live

Since the widespread introduction of plastic bags for high-street shoppers in the 1960s, plastic carrier bags have taken over. Last year alone over 7.6 billion carrier bags were handed out.

05/10/2015

Scottish Resources Conference

As Scotland’s recycling, resources and distributed energy leader, Viridor is giving the world’s resources new life.

01/10/2015

Scottish Government opens £25m glass centre

The environmental credentials of Scotland’s largest export took a significant step forward today as Scottish Cabinet Secretary, Richard Lochhead MSP, opened the UK’s most advanced glass recycling facility at Newhouse, North Lanarkshire.  The facility, a £25m investment by Scotland’s leading resources and recycling company, Viridor,...

01/09/2015

Merseyside RWA win for Viridor

Merseyside’s local economy received a boost last month as operations started on a new residual waste contract between leading UK waste management company Viridor and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA).

13/08/2015

Viridor talks with Whitbread for RWW

The chief executive of Viridor and the CSR director of hospitality group Whitbread tell Geraldine Faulkner about their views on partnership and discuss the bigger picture – from why innovation and being prepared to fail occasionally are vital, and why a name change from ‘waste’ to ‘resource’ management would be helpful.

10/08/2015