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January 29, 2013

Green light for Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre

Glasgow’s domestic green bin residual waste is set to be transformed in line with Scotland’s zero waste agenda following the approval of a major planning application for the establishment of the £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) – bringing a number of benefits for the city one step closer to fruition. The decision

January 23, 2013

EU Referendum Prospect: Viridor Position

Responding to questions regarding the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the possibility of a referendum on UK membership, and potential effects on the UK’s environmental and waste sectors, Viridor’s External Affairs Director, Dan Cooke said: “Any change regarding an EU referendum is a very long time in the future.  EU environmental policy has delivered a

January 22, 2013

Peterborough EfW plant changes get go ahead

Today (22 January), Peterborough City Council planning and environmental protection committee approved – with only one abstention and no objections – Viridor’s Section 73 application for an 85,000 tonnes-per-annum Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Fengate, Peterborough. The almost unanimous committee’s positive decision was welcomed by Viridor’s head of projects Robert Ryan. He said: “We

Funding for Go4SET Announced

Viridor, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, has launched a pioneering science and technology educational programme, designed to encourage secondary school pupils across Glasgow to consider career opportunities in the green economy. The leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste management company has joined up with the Engineering Development Trust’s (EDT) Go4SET programme to provide

Peterborough EfW plant changes get go ahead

Today (22 January), Peterborough City Council planning and environmental protection committee approved – with only one abstention and no objections – Viridor’s Section 73 application for an 85,000 tonnes-per-annum Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Fengate, Peterborough. The almost unanimous committee’s positive decision was welcomed by Viridor’s head of projects Robert Ryan. He said: “We

Recycling metal really matters

A major communications campaign has been launched encouraging residents across south London to recycle more metal packaging. The six-week ‘MetalMatters’ campaign will remind people that every piece of metal packaging put out for recycling will be used again and again for years to come. And every time it’s recycled it saves energy, cuts carbon emissions

January 21, 2013

Driver praised for going “beyond call of duty”

Chris John Clark, a driver from Viridor’s Trafford Park facility in Manchester, was hailed a hero by a member of the public on Friday after he witnessed an accident involving several vehicles on the M1 near Milton Keynes. Chris was driving back from a Dunstable HWRC after collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for

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