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

Rebecca Pow backs Taunton recyclers

In late July Rebecca Pow, Member of Parliament for Taunton Deane, rolled up her sleeves and spent an afternoon with UK leading recycler Viridor, visiting the Taunton Recycling Centre, Reuse Shop and HQ on the front line of British recycling.

09/08/2016

Discover hidden Beddington: Community open days at the Farmlands

Bird Watchers Paradise, in partnership with the Beddington Farmland Bird Group and MKA Ecology – Tuesday 23rd August – 10.00 13.00

08/08/2016

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

Viridor donation offers swift support for Taunton school

Last week the Heathfield Community School in Taunton welcomed representatives from leading UK recycler Viridor to present a cheque for £500 as part of the company’s charitable donations scheme. The school’s Eco-Team, drawn from students in years 7-9, was keen to continue building swift nesting boxes for use at their school as part of...

26/07/2016

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

Ardley ERF inspires more minds in Oxfordshire

In late June, Viridor welcomed nine school students from the nearby Bicester School to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) to participate in the Facility’s first Work Experience Week offering students the chance to gain invaluable employability skills along with showcasing the real world applications and the reasons for...

04/07/2016

Kent County Council confirms Viridor as recycling partner

Viridor is set to continue its partnership with Kent County Council by processing and selling dry kerbside recycling collected from households across West and Mid-Kent.  The contract will officially commence in July and will run for two years, with the option of a further two year extension.

27/06/2016

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

Ealing the latest London borough transforming waste with Viridor

Ealing Council is the latest in a string of the capital’s council’s who have chosen to boost their recycling with Viridor. The move will see the council move to a simpler, consumer friendly ‘commingled’ recycling system allowing residents to recycle more in one blue bin, whilst allowing advanced technology to do the rest. The...

31/05/2016