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October 20, 2016 , , , , , , ,

A brand new Viridor

Viridor announces today (20.10.16) that it will be transforming its brand identity as part of a rebrand of the companies within the Pennon Group. Having evolved from a regional waste haulage and landfill business, Viridor has been through a decade of rapid growth and investment making it one of the leading recycling and energy recovery


Dunbar charity boost for safe working hours milestone

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has reached a major health and safety milestone in the delivery of its new £177m Energy Recover Facility (ERF), currently under construction at Dunbar in East Lothian. Viridor and its construction partners Interserve Construction Ltd and technology specialist Babcock and Wilcox Vølund (BWV), achieved

marking Vridor’s partnership with Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Trust’s first urban wildlife project, Routes to the River Tone, the first two interpretation boards of 15 have been installed in Children’s Wood. Pictured, from left, are Dan Cooke, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Viridor; Rebecca Pow MP; Simon Nash, Chief Executive Somerset Wildlife Trust; and Melanie Huggins, Head of Sustainability, Viridor.

New partnership opens up wild Taunton for everyone

Viridor has renewed its partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust to support their urban wildlife project, The Routes to the River Tone, to bring people closer to wildlife in Taunton. The partnership, now entering its second year, will hold a programme of activities engaging Viridor employees and the communities of Taunton, focused on opening up

Photo by Theo Moye 08/07/16 Viridor announce their new sustainability partner Plantlife at Carymoor Environmental Trust, Castle Cary, Somerset. Inder Poonaji, Director of Sustainability for Viridor, right, is pictured with Michael Krause of Plantlife.

Viridor Plantlife partnership to save endangered wild flowers

New collaboration with Plantlife to help save UK native species One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, is collaborating with international conservation organisation Plantlife, to help save endangered UK wild flowers. The Natural Capital Coalition pilot project, launched during #GlobalGoals Week, aims to increase the populations of Meadow Clary, a rare


One Planet Opportunity

Viridor today (21st September) backed the Scottish EPA’s (SEPA’s) new One Planet Prosperity regulatory strategy.  Martin Grey, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, talks exclusively to Herald Scotland. With a current and planned investment of some £500 million in Scotland’s waste and recycling capabilities, waste specialist Viridor, part of the Pennon Group, believes it


September 14, 2016

Viridor UK Recycling Index highlights dissatisfaction with current recycling systems

UK consumers believe more can be recycled but are frustrated by what they can and can’t recycle 63% of consumers are frustrated that different councils collect waste in different ways (e.g. different colour bins) Consumers most confused about whether they can recycle light bulbs, crisps packets and coffee cups 73% want more transparency on what


September 13, 2016 , ,

Cafe Viridor Recycles Coffee Cups

With one of Europe’s largest sustainability events set to get underway today (13th September) in Birmingham, Café Viridor – the social hub of RWM will for the first time recycle all the disposable coffee cups collected during the event. Viridor worked with event organisers and, as a result, RWM is aiming to become the first UK


National Recycling Week : Listening to local communities

At the launch of National Recycling Week, Viridor teams across the UK are heading back to the front line of the war on waste to listen to local communities.  Directors and senior managers from one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies are working at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) across the

Viridor employees outside a container after successfully locating a missing item

Recycling unusual suspects; Viridor supports National Recycle Week

From the 12th to the 18th September its National Recycle Week, organised and coordinated by WRAP it is now in its 13th year and is a celebration of recycling. The theme ‘The Unusual Suspects’ focuses on the more unusual items that research shows are being mistaken for recycling. As one of the largest recyclers across the UK, recycling


Scots smash recycling world record

Scotland’s leading recycler, Viridor and Zero Waste Scotland are calling on competitive Scots to take part in national Recycle Week to encourage people to recycle more things, more often. In a bid to recycling across the nation, Zero Waste Scotland, supported by staff from Viridor’s Scottish HQ, held an event at St Enoch’s Centre in


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