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Alan Cumming keynote at All-Energy 2016

  Viridor’s Director of Capital Projects, Alan Cumming, will deliver a keynote address to the All-Energy 2016 conference on Thursday 5th May. All-Energy is the UK’s largest renewable energy event, taking place on 4th and 5th May in Glasgow.  In its 15th year, the event has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading renewable energy exhibition

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Page turning partnership helps recognise World of Books at national awards

World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor have been shortlisted for a major sustainability award. World of Books has been shortlisted for the ‘Retail Sector Recycler of the Year’ award at the prestigious National Recycling Awards. Established in 2008, World of Books sells used books to millions of customers worldwide each year. The

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Bristol businesses urged to let green credentials shine

Bristol businesses have been urged to let their green credentials shine.  That was the message from Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies who this week backed the Bristol Post’s Bristol Business Awards 2016. The Bristol Business Awards, in association with the University of the West of England, recognise the

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McAulay makes fresh call for radical rethink on UK resources policy

Viridor this week made a fresh call for a radical rethink on UK resources policy.  Speaking at a series of events in London, Manchester and Swindon, Chief Executive Ian McAulay and his senior team called for the UK to grasp the economic opportunities of a circular economy. Chief Executive Officer, Ian McAulay, delivered a key

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April 22, 2016

Moving into restoration Calne landfill finishes with waste

Calne landfill site in Wiltshire, last week (15 April) accepted it’s last load of waste. The site has offered a safe and essential waste disposal service since 1992, and has taken over 5 million tonnes of residual waste from the surrounding area. As Leading UK recycling and renewable energy company Viridor made the next step

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April 21, 2016

Reaping the rewards of restoration at Dimmer

Following on from the recent success of achieving the Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark at the Wootton Landfill site in Northamptonshire, Viridor were once again congratulated by the accreditors for the restoration and land management work at the Dimmer Landfill site in Somerset. Viridor has set the ambitious target of achieving the Biodiversity Benchmark upon twenty


Scottish resource networks: A recycling opportunity not to be missed

Transforming Scotland’s manufacturing and low-carbon economies and encouraging investment needs fresh thinking on resource security.  One of the biggest business risks to international investors, resource scarcity is recognised in Scottish Government’s ‘Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources’ strategy. But Scotland’s resource systems were designed for a bygone age where ‘hump and dump’ landfill was designed for disposal.  The

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Viridor’s responsible business strategy recognised

In addition to boosting sustainable resource management for the UK’s leading businesses and public partners, Viridor has again been recognized for its own responsible business strategy. The company, which has invested £1.8bn in the UK’s largest network of materials recycling and energy recovery facilities, has been listed in Business in the Community’s annual Corporate Responsibility

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Clive Betts MP marks £2m Sheffield investment in glass recycling

CLIVE BETTS MP MARKS £2MILLION SHEFFIELD INVESTMENT IN GLASS RECYCLING One of Europe’s most advanced glass recycling facilities marked a major investment milestone recently as Clive Betts, Chair of the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee and MP for Sheffield South East, visited leading recycling, resource and energy recovery business Viridor.  The visit


The future’s bright for Britain’s young people

Martin Grey, Viridor’s Head of Public Affairs, writes exclusively for CIWM Journal on the need to transform how the UK resource sector invests in STEM education. It’s 3:30pm and as I write this article my five-year-old daughter will be putting down her pencil and heading home from school for another day.  Today, some ten million


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As millions across the UK head to the polls, spare a thought for all the election pamphlets and put them in #recycle bins tonight #iVoted

Great day at @AllEnergy talking about transforming waste into #energy & our £1.5bn investment programme.

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