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May 27, 2011

Indian Government Officials shown electronic waste recycling in West Sussex

Viridor and West Sussex County Council welcomed senior Indian Government officials to West Sussex this week to showcase best practice in electronic waste (e-waste) recycling. As part of a seven day fact finding study tour, senior officials from India visited three Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS), operated by Viridor on behalf of West Sussex County

May 26, 2011

Masons MRF on C5’s Supersize Grime

Viridor’s Masons MRF and Landfill site was featured on Channel Five’s primetime ‘Supersize Grime’ TV series this week.  The show spotlights the unsung firms and people working tirelessly behind the scenes across the UK to provide essential cleansing and waste management services on a supersize scale at sites such as nuclear power stations, demolition projects

May 24, 2011

Canterbury Cathedral’s stone workshop goes green with Viridor

Last Friday (20 May), a new greener stone restoration workshop for Canterbury Cathedral was opened by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis. The workshop, sited in Canterbury next to Viridor’s landfill gas power generation plant will allow the Cathedral to cut large pieces of stone for the restoration projects and

Viridor recognised by Coca-Cola Enterprises

Yesterday (23 May), leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor, was named ‘Most Improved Supplier’ at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Supplier Sustainability Summit and Awards in Paris. The Sustainability Summit brought CCE together with its key suppliers to discuss collaboration on sustainability issues across its supply chain – from making and distributing to selling

Successful Year for Viridor

Financial results for Pennon Group for 2010-11 published today show a successful year for Viridor. Chief Executive of Viridor, Colin Drummond today thanked staff for their hard work in continuing to transform the business, moving to ever greater levels of recycling and renewable energy production, despite challenging market conditions. He said: “I’d like to thank

May 19, 2011

Environmental Permit Issued For Runcorn Combined Heat and Power Plant

Viridor, alongside partners INEOS ChlorVinyls, Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), and Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Ltd (VLGM), is pleased to confirm that the Environment Agency this week (17 May 2011) issued the Environmental Permit for the Runcorn Combined Heat and Power Plant. Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) will be used by major chemicals producer

May 17, 2011

Time for grown up politics in Scottish waste debate

It’s time for “grown up politics in the Scottish waste debate”.  That was the message from Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management partner at an industry conference yesterday (16 May). Part of the FTSE 250 Pennon Group, Viridor, which works with 96% of Scottish local authorities and leading corporates including RBS, Scottish Power,

Illegal export of e-waste is unacceptable

As one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, Viridor joins the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in condemning the illegal exporting of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) following an exposee investigation by BBC Panorama.   The episode entitled ‘Track my trash’, broadcast last night (16 May) exposed the illegal export of broken

May 11, 2011

Scottish schools top marks for sustainability

Scottish schools are a hotbed of science and engineering talent.  That was the message from the keenly contested final of a Scotland-wide schools sustainability programme held in Glasgow City Chambers yesterday (10th May). The Engineering Development Trust’s Go4SET (Science, Engineering, Technology) programme, supported by Scotland’s leading recycling, renewables and waste firm Viridor, saw schools from

May 9, 2011

Find Out About Viridor’s Corporate Charity

This week is Cystic Fibrosis Week and as Cystic Fibrosis Trust is one of Viridor’s corporate charities, we are asking our customers and employees to take the time to find out more about the work that the charity does. What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the UK ‘s most common

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