50% recycling and beyond – markets, challenges and opportunities

To achieve real progress beyond 50% recycling rates the industry needs closer collaboration and recognition of shared cross-sector goals and challenges, along with shared risk and responsibility from producers, packagers, retails, recyclers and reprocessors.

29/06/2017

Pupils recycle plastic bottles to use as bench-building material

Viridor’s Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) attended a celebration event in Oxfordshire this week – the Young Engineering Ambassador Celebration Evening – which recognised an innovative programme to engage young minds about the enormous potential of waste as a resource.

29/06/2017

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.

28/06/2017

Viridor supports Bargeddie schools with community fun day

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, once again supported the schools local to their Bargeddie advanced recycling hub at their annual parent council community fun day.

26/06/2017

£252m construction project offers opportunities to South West businesses

Firms invited to meet-the-buyer event on 12 July at Bristol Golf Club Local businesses and contractors, including those in the Bristol and Avonmouth areas, have the chance to take part in a landmark £252million construction project.

23/06/2017

BBC TV recyclers film at Viridor Greater Manchester recycling centre

BBC recyclers Sarah Moore and Jay Blades from television’s “Money for Nothing” are filming at a Viridor Greater Manchester recycling centre this week, seeking a host of interesting objects to transform.

20/06/2017

Viridor Bargeddie superheroes on mission for children’s charity

Bargeddie was on a mission, a mission to raise funds for children’s charity Radio Clyde Cash for Kids. It was clearly a job for a superhero…and they certainly did not disappoint.

11/05/2017

Page turning partnership helps recognise World of Books at national awards

World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor have been shortlisted for a major sustainability award. World of Books has been shortlisted for the ‘Retail Sector Recycler of the Year’ award at the prestigious National Recycling Awards.

04/05/2017

Viridor welcomes Waste Crime report

Viridor has welcomed a new report aimed at tackling the £604 million a year cost of waste crime to the industry in England and which calls for effective regulation and enforcement, including the banning of serious and repeat offenders from the sector.

02/05/2017

St Ann’s Hospice benefits from NO Lost time Incidents

Viridor staff in the Trafford Park depot have paid tribute to the work of St  Ann’s Hospice in Greater Manchester, making it the latest charity to benefit from the company’s  Safe Working scheme.

01/05/2017

Lakeside achieves zero waste to landfill target

Lakeside, the Viridor-Grundon joint venture energy from waste facility, has announced it has achieved its zero waste to landfill target.

21/04/2017

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