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March 31, 2014

Celebrating CR achievement

Viridor has today been recognised in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index). Since 2002, the CR Index has provided unique insight into how businesses are driving the responsible business practice that will help secure a sustainable future. The 2014 CR Index, which is being launched  as

March 29, 2014

Audit Commission Report

Commenting on the publication of a report by the Audit Commission on English local authority waste spending, Robert Ryan, Head of Projects (Development) for Viridor, said: “The report from the Audit Commission offers an important real-time insight into how English local authorities are continuing on the journey from rubbish to resources. In addition to noting

March 28, 2014

Collaboration key to remanufacturing

Remanufacturing represents a huge financial and environmental opportunity for the UK worth between £2.4bn to £5.6bn annually, creating thousands of jobs.  That was the message from a new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group, launched in Parliament yesterday (26th March 2014). The report follows a three-month inquiry chaired by former environment secretary Rt

March 27, 2014

Dunbar landfill consultation

Viridor has launched a community consultation on environmental improvement at its Dunbar landfill site. Barry Falgate, Regional Landfill Manager for Viridor said: “As outlined at community liaison groups last year, since 1997 Viridor has managed the site’s leachate (waste water) by storing the liquid in nearby lagoons before transporting off-site by road for treatment by

Viridor welcomes Court ruling on Trident Park

Dan Cooke, Viridor’s Director of External Affairs, issued the following statement concerning the outcome of the Judicial Review in relation to Trident Park:  “Viridor is pleased with the decision today (27 March 2014), that the Judge has ruled in favour of Cardiff Council concerning planning determination in relation to vital social infrastructure, namely Viridor’s Energy from

March 21, 2014

Bright spark pupils at UK science final

Second year pupils from St Andrew’s Secondary School in Glasgow who took part in the Go4SET programme, delivered by Viridor, Glasgow City Council and Engineering Development Trust (EDT) in 2013, last week displaed their project for transforming waste in Glasgow at the UK final of a young scientists and engineers fair. Over 200 schools from

March 20, 2014

Helping clear up after the floods

As the flood water slowly recedes, and affected villages in Somerset finally get access to their roads, home owners are getting on with clearing out their flooded homes.  Alongside the thousands of volunteers that have signed up to help, Viridor has put in the local infrastructure to help clear up the mess. Make-shift transfer stations

March 18, 2014

Beddington ERF permission is issued

Viridor welcomes last week’s announcement by London Borough of Sutton that planning permission for its Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Beddington, south London has been issued. Last May, the council’s Development Control Committee approved the planning application subject to completion of a section 106 legal agreement which includes significant benefits for the local community: A

March 10, 2014

Runcorn EfW switches on

Viridor has confirmed that it has commenced utilisation of refuse derived fuel (RDF) for full commissioning at its energy recovery facility in Runcorn.  One of the largest and most efficient energy from waste plants in Europe; Runcorn will be capable of generating up to 70MW of electricity and up to 51 MW of heat. The

Runcorn EfW switches on

Viridor has confirmed that it has commenced utilisation of refuse derived fuel (RDF) for full commissioning at its energy recovery facility in Runcorn.  One of the largest and most efficient energy from waste plants in Europe; Runcorn will be capable of generating up to 70MW of electricity and up to 51 MW of heat. The

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