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April 30, 2013

Planting Project to Continue ‘Greening Greater Manchester’

Red Rose Forest is pleased to announce that its urban tree planting project, Viridor Street Trees, will continue after Viridor confirmed its commitment to help green the streets areas of Greater Manchester. Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling companies and operators of the Greater Manchester household recycling and waste contract, launched the partnership with

First recycling company to achieve ISO 50001

Viridor, head-quartered in Somerset, has become the first recycling and waste management company in Britain to receive ISO 50001 certification for its energy management systems by the British Standards Institute. The new international ISO 50001:2011 standard, which was only launched in June 2011, measures a company’s energy management systems.  The system is different from the

April 26, 2013

Glasgow Schools Celebrate

Glasgow schools are thriving with green innovation.  That was the message delivered at the City Chambers today when schools from across the city joined Glasgow Deputy Leader Councillor Archie Graham and leading recycling firm Viridor to celebrate the culmination of a regional heat in a UK environmental education programme. Students from Glasgow Gaelic School won

April 25, 2013

Beddington ERF decision deferred

Viridor is disappointed with the London Borough of Sutton Development Control Committee’s decision to defer the planning application to develop an Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at the existing landfill and recycling site in Beddington. Robert Ryan, Head of Development Projects at Viridor, said: “All the facts and evidence-based information were presented to the committee as

April 24, 2013

Less Distraction, More Focus on Quality

Over the past year or so we have seen a welcome and renewed focus on quality in recycling. Some of us have always been clear that, in order to build on customer and public goodwill and to ensure that the on-going economic viability of the growing recycling sector, effective quality control should always be a

April 16, 2013

Viridor ranked Bronze in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index

Viridor has today been recognised in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business management, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). The CR Index is the UK’s leading and most in-depth voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. It has been run by Business in the Community for over a decade to help companies; accurately measure

April 2, 2013

National Recycling Awards Recognise Viridor Achievements

MRW have announced that Viridor has been shortlisted twice for this year’s National Recycling Awards which will take place in early July. The company’s Peterborough Energy from Waste facility has been shortlisted for Best Energy from Waste initiative whilst Revive Compost is one of seven applications selected in the Best Recycled Product category. Construction of

New London contract agreed

Leading recycling company Viridor has been awarded a one-year contract plus an option to extend for a further 12-month period by Brent Council to sort mixed recyclable materials arising from households in the borough.  Viridor, part of the FTSE-250 Pennon Group plc, will sort and market the council’s estimated 22,000 tonnes of recyclates at its


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