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September 1, 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, is one of only three such facilities globally. The Newhouse

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August 13, 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). The new contract ensures that 20,000 tonnes of waste will be diverted away from landfill in a short-term partnership that brings immediate environmental and

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August 10, 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. Gone are the days

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Peterborough ERF Commissioning Update: Steam Blowing

LATEST UPDATE FROM SITE – Friday 28 August @ 0800 Peterborough ERF is currently in commissioning phase.  As part of that process we will be conducting refractory dry out and boiler flushing.  This is a one-off process during commissioning only to ensure that the furnace can operate at the level required for operational conditions. This procedure involves firing

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Viridor welcomes UN’s new sustainable development goals

Viridor reinforces commitment to work with the Government on the EU’s Circular Economy package Viridor  welcomes the announcement that targets for sustainable waste management are to form a core component of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030 that have been adopted by the United Nations (UN).  As a leading UK recycling, resources and

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August 6, 2015

Viridor and Grundon sign a long-term partnership at Ardley ERF

Viridor and Grundon Waste Management have signed a significant contract that will provide Grundon with secure, long-term capacity at our Ardley Energy Recovery Facility. Derek Edwards, South East Regional Director for Viridor, said: “As a business we’re giving the world’s resources new life by transforming what society throws away into valuable raw materials and energy.

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July 29, 2015

Bags of BBC breakfast fun

An audience of 6.8m viewers watched BBC One’s flagship ‘Breakfast’ programme last week as it broadcast from the site of Viridor’s £177m Dunbar energy recovery facility (ERF) and landfill. The broadcast, part of a series during the morning from across the four nations of the UK, focused on new research by WRAP on carrier bag

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July 27, 2015

Director of Sustainability & SHEQ

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has boosted its expert senior UK team with the addition of a new director leading its sustainability, safety, health,  environment and quality functions. Viridor will welcome Mr Inder S Poonaji on 1 September 2015 when he officially takes up his position as Director of Sustainability

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July 24, 2015

Green for go at £177m Dunbar ERF

Scotland’s ambitions to become a zero waste nation were today bolstered with the start of construction of Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) in East Lothian, Scotland. Viridor was pleased to welcome Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, to mark this milestone, which sits squarely within Scotland’s vision for

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July 23, 2015

Dunbar RNLI Lifeboat 2015

Viridor has again teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), supporting the charity’s Dunbar station 2015 Lifeboat Day. Held in the scenic Dunbar harbour, the event, which attracts over 2,000 visitors, featured the town’s annual parade, an open-air music stage and bar, stalls, rides, inshore and sea lifeboats and a mock rescue exercise

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