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July 29, 2015

Bags of BBC breakfast fun

An audience of 6.8m viewers watched BBC One’s flagship ‘Breakfast’ programme last week as it broadcast from the site of Viridor’s £177m Dunbar energy recovery facility (ERF) and landfill. The broadcast, part of a series during the morning from across the four nations of the UK, focused on new research by WRAP on carrier bag

July 27, 2015

Director of Sustainability & SHEQ

Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, has boosted its expert senior UK team with the addition of a new director leading its sustainability, safety, health,  environment and quality functions. Viridor will welcome Mr Inder S Poonaji on 1 September 2015 when he officially takes up his position as Director of Sustainability

July 24, 2015

Green for go at £177m Dunbar ERF

Scotland’s ambitions to become a zero waste nation were today bolstered with the start of construction of Viridor’s new £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) in East Lothian, Scotland. Viridor was pleased to welcome Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, to mark this milestone, which sits squarely within Scotland’s vision for

July 23, 2015

Dunbar RNLI Lifeboat 2015

Viridor has again teamed up with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), supporting the charity’s Dunbar station 2015 Lifeboat Day. Held in the scenic Dunbar harbour, the event, which attracts over 2,000 visitors, featured the town’s annual parade, an open-air music stage and bar, stalls, rides, inshore and sea lifeboats and a mock rescue exercise

Glasgow RREC 70% milestone

Glasgow’s £154 million state-of-the-art recycling and renewable energy facility in Polmadie reached a significant milestone this month (July 2015), when the 300 strong construction team confirmed that they had finished more than 70 percent of the build. The milestone was marked with the arrival of a £5m Weir Group turbine on site which will be

Chance to set policy on the right path

Herman Van Der Meij, Managing Director of Viridor Resource Management, writes exclusively for MRW. It’s a mild night in Amsterdam in early June. I am camped in front of our TV with an ice cold beer in one hand and the remote control in the other, watching a match broadcast from Berlin’s Olympia stadium. The commentary

Longley Lane Recycling Facility

July 21, 2015

Materials Recycling Facility portal

Committed to giving the world’s resources new life, Viridor welcomes the publication of the first  tranche of quality data measuring input and output from materials recycling facilities (MRFs) across England and Wales. All Viridor sites registered with the Environment Agency as part of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Schedule 9A during

July 16, 2015

Dunbar ERF Newsletter

The £177m Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at our existing rail linked Dunbar waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland is now in the first stages of construction Those interested in the latest news from Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility can download the July 2015 newsletter here .

July 14, 2015

EU Circular Economy Event: 15 July

Viridor has teamed up with the UK Parliament All Party Sustainable Resources Group (APSRG) to bring together leading resource and recycling policy makers, regulators and practitioners at a special meeting in the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 15th July looking at the EU Circular Economy Package. Join us for the event: The EU Circular Economy

Motherwell school partnership

A local Motherwell primary school had an eco-boost before the summer break as the UK’s largest recycler, Viridor, signed an enterprise partnership with St Brendan’s Primary. The partnership aims to help educate young people about the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. The announcement marks the most recent in a series of


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