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The Jonas Blog : Too much or too little?

One of the sad things about this great industry is that we cannot agree on some of the basic facts. This lack of clear and consistent information makes investments, generally needed from outside the industry, difficult to justify. When investors seek assurances on data assumptions, there isn’t any, there are only conflicting opinions. The result

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Viridor Appointed on £700m Clyde Valley Residual Waste Project

Viridor has been appointed preferred bidder for the £700m Clyde Valley Residual Waste project. The project is jointly run by five councils, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, to procure a long term solution for treatment and disposal of waste. North Lanarkshire is the Lead Authority for the contract. The contract

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Scottish awards nominations for Viridor

Viridor has been shortlisted for a string of Scottish awards nominations at two industry-leading conferences. The business has been shortlisted for the ‘Circular Economy Award’ at the Scottish Government backed Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.  Now in its 16th year, the prestigious VIBES Awards recognise the commitment, actions and achievements

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October 6, 2015

Recycling a roaring success

Recycling in South Lanarkshire is a roaring success.  That was the message delivered by Scotland’s leading recycling firm, Viridor’s newest recruit – a 10 foot high dinosaur made entirely of recyclable materials from local household waste recycling centres. The centre stage exhibit of the country’s annual Bothwell Scarecrow Festival, Recyclosaurus, was a topical feature of

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Welsh Government Minister visits Trident Park ERF

Viridor welcomed Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology, Welsh Government to Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff yesterday (5th October). The Deputy Minister was joined by the Senior Vice Chairman and Director of ICE (Institute Civil Engineers Wales). As well as seeing the plant in operation, Chris Whittle, Viridor’s Head of Training &

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Charging for plastic bags : Viridor talks to BBC 5 Live

Since the widespread introduction of plastic bags for high-street shoppers in the 1960s, plastic carrier bags have taken over. Last year alone over 7.6 billion carrier bags were handed out. Often used just once and then discarded, plastic bags commonly arrive at landfill sites where it can take up to 300 years to decay; others

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Scottish Resources Conference

As Scotland’s recycling, resources and distributed energy leader, Viridor is giving the world’s resources new life. Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor works with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and leading Scottish businesses such as RBS, Scottish Power and Coca-Cola Enterprises.  In addition to its £100m Scottish network, Viridor is investing

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Dunbar jobs & business boost

The Dunbar economy is set for a real economic boost as technology and construction partners on Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) announced details of their jobs fair and meet the buyer events next week. Part of a £500m Scottish investment programme in ‘next generation’ recycling and renewable energy infrastructure, the ERF will be


September 14, 2015

The Jonas blog : Achieving 50% recycling by 2020

Hitting the ‘big 5-0’ by 2020 is looking touch and go based upon the past couple of years’ performance and the sector-specific trends that are starting to emerge. We are still obsessed with weight: we have to be, we have been brought up this way. We measure cost and obligations by weight, we measure vehicle

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September 10, 2015

Chris Jonas Appointed Director of Business Development

Viridor confirms that Chris Jonas has been appointed Director of Business Development.  In his new role, Mr. Jonas will be responsible for research and analysis, strategic planning, M&A projects, and public sector development across the company’s core recycling and resources and distributed energy divisions. Mr. Jonas, who joined Viridor in 2003, will assume responsibility for


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