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April 15, 2019

Can Easter egg packaging be recycled?

In the UK, more than 80 million Easter Eggs are sold every year, generating almost 5,000 tonnes of foil, plastic and card. With this amount of packaging being used, it leaves the question, can Easter egg packaging be recycled? You’ll be pleased to know that, generally speaking, yes it can be. However, unfortunately, the plastic

Bringing energy recovery to life: Beddington Virtual Visitors Centre goes online

Members of the community are now able to explore the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility from the comfort of their sofa or on-the-go through their smartphone as the interactive Viridor Virtual Visitor Centre goes live. The site launches as the Beddington ERF has been receiving waste from the South London Waste Partnership (SLWP) and from licensed third

Viridor partners with Forest Holidays to recycle more complex materials

Viridor and Forest Holidays have agreed a nationwide total waste management contract across Forest Holidays’ 10 locations as part of a new partnership to boost recycling. The two-year contract, which begins in April, will go beyond a collections service to offer collaboration at locations from Deerpark in Cornwall to Strathyre in Scotland, with the focus

Graduate Recruitment

New scheme drives graduate recruitment at Viridor

Viridor has more than quadrupled its graduate intake with the development of a new scheme designed to attract and retain top talent into the waste sector. The company has welcomed nearly 30 graduates across the new Functional Specialist Programme and existing Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, which matches graduates to areas of business growth. Jennie Godfrey,

Dunbar

March 13, 2019

Viridor on the hunt for apprentice to power next generation of talent at Dunbar ERF

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and low-carbon energy company, is looking for a new apprentice to join its team at its industry-leading energy recovery facility (ERF) in Dunbar. The successful applicant will be based at the ERF site and will have the chance to learn the mechanical engineering trade at one of Europe’s most advanced energy

Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre

Viridor powering next generation of women into STEM

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and low-carbon energy company, took part in an event hosted by the East Kilbride Group Training Association (EKGTA) this week to encourage more girls into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Viridor representatives gave talks over two days on 4 and 5 March giving students from across South Lanarkshire

Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site. Viridor and Newbury-based LAT Water have successfully secured a £548,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham, Viridor Head of Contracts Patrick Murray, Viridor Lead Operations Manager Rachel Fisher, Somerset Waste Partnership Managing Director Micky Green, SWP Chairman Cllr Derek Yeomans and Cllr David Hall.

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership extend contract to 2031

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have agreed a nine-year, £80 million extension of their comprehensive waste management contract to 2031. Somerset Waste Partnership manages household waste services on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset district councils, Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. The initial 16-year contract with Viridor, which

February 28, 2019

Love your festival, love your waste

Roughly 23,500 tonnes of waste are produced annually at UK music festivals, according to Powerful Thinking. That equates to 2.8kg of waste per person per day! Generally, waste generated from festivals comes from tents, cups, food containers and other associated items. Of that, around a third is recycled currently, whilst the rest ends up going

Suffolk County Council Waste Contracts Officer Jonas Grist, Suffolk County Council Cabinet Member for Waste Paul West, Viridor Head of Local Authority Development Simon Prior and Viridor’s Masons Materials Recycling Facility Unit Manager Simon Hume.

£15.4m Viridor investment in Masons MRF transformation

A £15.4 million Viridor investment in the Masons Materials Recycling Facility, near Ipswich, will allow the company to transform the plant’s operations, improving capacity and output quality. The significant investment in modernising the facility, built in 1998, is part of a 10-year Viridor-Suffolk County Council contract renewal, let on behalf of the Suffolk Waste Partnership

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