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October 31, 2013

Sustainability workshops delivered

What is sustainability and why does it matter? This was just one of the issues tackled by Andrew Whitehorn, Viridor’s Head of Sustainable Business, when he spoke at a busy workshop for Glasgow based small businesses and social enterprises recently. The workshop, held on the site of Viridor’s £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre,

October 30, 2013

Lanarkshire’s Recycling Robot

Viridor added a new face to its Scottish workforce recently. WEEE RAB (the waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling around Bothwell) recycled robot, was developed by staff from the region’s Hamilton and Blantyre household waste recycling sites. A centre stage exhibit of Bothwell Sacrecrow Festival, RAB was a topical feature of Viridor’s community sponsorship in

Welsh Government White Paper

Viridor today (30th October 2013) commented on provisions within the Welsh Government’s White Paper ‘Towards the Sustainable Management of Wales’ Natural Resources’ and its consultation on proposals for an Environment Bill. Dick Turner, Director of Energy from Waste, said: “As the UK’s largest recycler, Viridor supports the Welsh Government’s objectives in supporting upstream activities where

October 25, 2013

Glass deposit return: Viridor’s position

Dan Cooke, director of external affairs at Viridor: “While the Scottish Government is right to focus on enhanced recycling and recovering energy from what remains, I believe the case for deposit return has yet to be made. “As Scotland’s leading glass recycler investing in next- generation glass technology, Viridor is focused on delivering the Government’s

October 24, 2013

Supporting Glasgow Businesses

Viridor’s £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) will deliver a broad range of opportunities for small business and social enterprises – from providing services direct to Viridor over a twenty-five year period, to working with our construction contractor or sub-contractors. Viridor is working with Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Business Portal, where all opportunities

October 23, 2013

Ground-breaking for Peterborough EfW

Peterborough City Council and Viridor marked the start of the construction of the city’s Energy from Waste facility today with a formal ‘ground breaking’ ceremony. Senior representatives of the city council joined Viridor and construction partners Interserve and B&W Volund at the site in Fengate to see first-hand the status of the project which began

October 20, 2013

Planning Permission granted for Solar Park

Planning permission has been granted for Viridor’s first solar park at our closed Landfill Site at Westbury, Wiltshire. Westbury Landfill Site took its last volumes of waste in 2004 and it is now fully restored to grassland. The Solar Park will be constructed in two phases covering 10 hectares in total.   When fully operational it

October 16, 2013

Skyline transformation for £154m GRREC

The transformation of how Glasgow manages its waste and through the development of the £154m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) took another step forward today (Tuesday 15 October) as work began to carefully dismantle two iconic towering chimney stacks which have stood at the Polmadie waste site for the last 55 years. At

October 15, 2013

Free Capacity Building Workshops in Glasgow

Viridor is Scotland’s leading recycling, renewable energy and sustainable waste partner. Working with 96% of Scottish local authorities, public bodies and Scotland’s leading businesses, Viridor operates a £100m Scottish netwoerk of advanced recycling infrastructre ans is investing £500m to translate Scottish zero wast policy into practice. Viriodor is working with Glasgow City Council to design,

Pennon joins carbon disclosure leaders

Pennon Group PLC, the parent company of Viridor, has been commended for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). For the first time, Pennon is featured in the CDP’s “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.” This index, a key component of the CDP’s annual FTSE 350 report, highlights the


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