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June 25, 2014

Position on ‘TEEP’ and Recyclate Quality

This position statement is designed to provide our clients and partners with an update on recent regulatory amendments transposing the requirements of the European Waste Framework Directive, and on recent guidance regarding recycling collections, ‘TEEP’ and materials recycling quality testing. As one of the UK’s leading providers of recycling, renewable energy and waste management services,

June 20, 2014

President of ICE visits Trident Park

The world relies on civil engineers to help address our needs and shape the world around us, so Viridor was delighted to host the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),  Mr Geoff French, to its Energy Recovery Facility, Trident Park, Cardiff last week. Viridor also announced that it has employed 15 Engineers from

June 16, 2014

£100 incentive to recycle during Recycling Week

Recycling Week (16 – 23 June) is always a great opportunity for everyone to consider what they are doing to reduce and make the best use of their ‘waste’. This year, 31 Viridor Household Waste Recycling Centre sites in Somerset, West Sussex, Monmouthshire and Torfaen are providing even more of an incentive to recycle more

June 12, 2014

In circles not through hoops

‘In circles, not through hoops’,by Anthony Harrington The Herald Business : 10 June 2014 Getting their business waste sorted or risking swingeing fines has been a real challenge for Scotland’s businesses of late. The new Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, which came into force on 1 January this year, have been a real game changer, requiring

June 11, 2014

Van Der Meij on RDF export

I’m at the airport, again. Responsible for Viridor’s global materials trading it’s a place I find myself often. This time I’m heading home, making the round trip from England to my wife and daughter in Holland. I’m delayed and with a Starbucks in hand I’m half watching the news and discussion on the projected rise of

June 10, 2014

Energy and Utilities to tackle skills crisis

ENERGY AND UTILITY INDUSTRIES SET OUT PLAN TO TACKLE SKILLS CRISIS – Government partnership with 90 employers will boost workforce – The Government and employer partnership to strengthen the UK’s energy and utility workforce yesterday (9th June) set out its action plan for the next three years. With an estimated 50 per cent of current employees

June 9, 2014

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility connects to the Grid

Now into the final phase of commissioning, the Exeter Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) has started exporting energy to the National Grid. The turbine is now operating and producing 3.7 Megawatts (MW) of energy with export to the grid currently at between 2.6-3 MW. Reliability and performance testing will be conducted over the next two months, with

June 5, 2014

Viridor part of Blue Peter

Blue Peter has been celebrating their Green Blue Peter Badge, which children can earn by sending in their projects or interesting letters about the environment or nature, or artwork made from recycled materials. Barney the presenter visited two of our Greater Manchester facilities, Every Street facility and Pilsworth landfill facility. Our Education Officer, Alison Heaton visited Lowercroft

June 3, 2014

Scottish Waste laws five months in

Viridor today (3rd June 2014) commented on the implementation of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 by Scottish business since 1st January 2014. Graeme Milne, Viridor’s Scottish Strategic Sales Manager, said: “Five months in and Scotland’s private, public and voluntary sectors are responding well to the new law which represents a paradigm shift in how Scotland

Viridor responds to LARAC statement

As one of the UKs leading recycling and renewable energy and waste management companies, Viridor works with over 90 local authorities providing high quality and cost effective services. In response to a recent statement from LARAC (Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee), Dan Cooke, Director of External Affairs at Viridor, said: “Whether it’s high visibility jackets

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