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November 20, 2015

Trident Park ERF Education Centre opens its doors

Viridor’s Education & Visitor Centre at Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility, opened in June by the Welsh First Minister, has received its first visitors. 150 children have visited the Centre since the start of the school term with children from Ninian Park Primary and Thornhill Primary Schools, Cardiff, being some of the first through the

East Lothian Star Awards 2015

Viridor supports East Lothian Council unsung heroes

Viridor, the recycling, resources and distributed energy company developing a £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at Dunbar, East Lothian, last night (12th November) presented the East Lothian Council ‘Unsung Hero’ Star Award to Keith Christie of the council’s outdoor education team. As part of a community sponsorship programme which includes  flagship GO4SET education partnership with

Herman Van Der Meij

MRW Column: milk, mandatory minimums and momentum for a circular economy.

In the latest of his thought leader column’s for the UK resource sector’s leading journal, MRW, Director of Viridor Resource Management Herman Van Der Meij looks at milk, mandatory minimums and momentum for a circular economy. There’s a chill in the air on a cold Saturday morning in Amsterdam.  In the Van Der Meij household

GO4SET Moray Launch 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. The excitement was palpable as the

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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. The Newhouse recycling centre, operated by Viridor, achieved the Zero Waste Scotland award for ‘Best Private Sector Initiative’ at the recent Scottish Resources

BBC Sunday Politics Ardley

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. The programme, hosted by anchor Andrew Neil, featured a package at Viridor’s £205m Ardley Energy Recovery Facility.  Opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO earlier this year, the package featured BBC South’s Politics

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Viridor Stadium drives up recycling for fans of Taunton Town FC

Viridor is proud to announce their continued sponsorship of local football team, Taunton Town FC. The sponsorship deal, which runs until 2019, includes naming rights to the Viridor Stadium and is part of Viridor’s on-going commitment to working in partnership with the communities in which they operate. The sponsorship will enable the club to continue its


Viridor joins BBC1 primetime show, Hugh’s War on Waste

Viridor has teamed up with River Cottage star, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, for a new BBC1 primetime programme focused on changing the way we think about waste. In a bid to get us to think more about how much food we throw away, Hugh visited Prestwich in Greater Manchester and went undercover as a collections operative with


Trident Park ERF closed for routine maintenance

Following a year of operations, Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff is currently closed for routine maintenance. This scheduled down time is required to ensure that following one year of operations, the facility is optimised and operating efficiently in preparation for the 25-year Prosiect Gwrydd contract that will commence in April 2016. The cost of the

Whitehead Landfill

Viridor completes sale of Whitehead landfill

Viridor has completed the sale and transfer of its Whitehead landfill restoration, Wigan, to commercial property developer, NPL Group. The Whitehead site, located on the Wigan / Salford border of Greater Manchester, was utilised as a strategic residual waste facility by the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.  The site was later mothballed in response to


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