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June 26, 2013

UK Spending Review Response

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, renewable energy and waste companies currently investing over £1bn in ‘next generation’ infrastructure, today (25th June 2013) commented on the UK Government spending review. Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs for Viridor, said: “Waste reduction, re-use, enhanced recycling and recovering value from what remains are UK success stories.

June 24, 2013

Kittens rescued at Beddington landfill

Three tiny kittens cheated death after being spotted within a pile of rubbish by eagle-eyed Viridor staff at Beddington Lane landfill site and were given a home by the end of the day. Ricky Maybourne, site foreman, was walking near a pile of waste delivered to the landfill site for disposal when he saw a

DECC visit Skelmersdale site

Last Monday (17 June), representatives from Viridor’s sustainable business team led a visit from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and members of the Environment Agency at the company’s polymer recycling plant in Skelmersdale. The visit provided an opportunity for DECC’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme team to gain first-hand experience of how businesses

June 21, 2013

Cambridge papercut campaign

Cambridge residents could boost funds for running local services to the tune of £80,000 per year if they recycled more of their paper and card, says Cambridge City Council. Recent research commissioned by the council showed that around 2,000 tonnes of recyclable paper and card was sent to landfill last year, simply because people put

June 19, 2013

Energy from Waste is hot news for kids

Take a trip down memory lane and tune into children’s TV tonight to see the flagship Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook, near Slough, in action on CBBC Newsround. Newsround sent their reporter, Nel Hedayat, on a mission to find out what happens to all the rubbish we throw away and the innovative ways

June 11, 2013

Runcorn road restriction comment

INEOS ChlorVinyls and Viridor regret to confirm that Halton Borough Council (HBC) has resolved to reject the application made by INEOS ChlorVinyls to allow Runcorn Energy from Waste facility added flexibility to transport Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) by road. This application was to increase the amount of RDF that could be brought to the facility

June 10, 2013

Cyclists smash fundraising target

A group of Viridor employees have raised over £5000 for Halton Haven Hospice by cycling continuously for 48 hours in their local ASDA store at Runcorn. The team from Runcorn Energy from Waste (EfW) plant, which is currently in construction on Picow Farm Road, are familiar with generating energy from waste but they have recently

June 4, 2013

East Anglia family fun day

Viridor is, for the third year in a row, the lead sponsor of the Euston Rural PasTimes Event, a family day out, providing funding and waste collection.  It will take place on Sunday 9 June at Euston Park near Thetford. Running from 10am to 6pm in the beautiful countryside, Rural Pastimes is a lovely fair


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