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Coffee Cups and Red Herrings?

Recyclable coffee cups and reduced packaging are a good start but more must be done to bridge the gap between producers and recyclers. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘War on Waste’ broadcast last night on BBC1 once again raises the important issue of our collective responsibility to steward resources, and the UK’s drive towards higher recycling. It’s disappointing,

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Safe Working helps Manchester Children’s hospital

Two of Viridor’s composting sites were thrilled to merge their contribution and donate a total of £1,130 to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital providing specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West as well as nationally and internationally. Staff at both the Bredbury and Trafford Park In-Vessel Composting facilities chose to donate

Viridor and Heathfield Commuity School Charitable Donations

Viridor donation offers swift support for Taunton school

Last week the Heathfield Community School in Taunton welcomed representatives from leading UK recycler Viridor to present a cheque for £500 as part of the company’s charitable donations scheme. The school’s Eco-Team, drawn from students in years 7-9, was keen to continue building swift nesting boxes for use at their school as part of their

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Exploring hidden places: Opening the doors on Peterborough’s war on waste

OPEN DAYS IN SEPTEMBER: THURSDAY 8 – 10.00-12.00 FRIDAY 9 – 10.00-12.00 SATURDAY 10 – 10.00-12.00 The team at Peterborough Energy Recovery Facility, in Fengate will be opening its doors to members of the public in September to explore the state-of-the-art facility which turns residual waste into energy. Making a significant step towards the City’s

Kyran Bracken presents representatives from World of Books and Viridor with their award

World of Books and Viridor clean up at National Recycling Awards

World of Books and its recycling partnership with Viridor fought off strong competition to be named ‘Retail/Service Sector Recycler of the Year’ at the National Recycling Awards on 6 July. Kyran Bracken, England rugby legend and Strictly Come Dancing winner hosted this year’s awards. Judges were impressed with the principles behind World of Books business,

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Stronger Together: How partnerships are powering Cardiff

As renditions of ‘Don’t take me home…’ echoed from the Wales fans in Lyon, despite the result, we can reflect back on a fantastic European Championships in France this summer. Wales have defied the bookmakers, topping their group as winners and easing past one of the most highly ranked teams in Belgium to book their

Ardley Energy Recovery Facility

Ardley ERF inspires more minds in Oxfordshire

In late June, Viridor welcomed nine school students from the nearby Bicester School to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) to participate in the Facility’s first Work Experience Week offering students the chance to gain invaluable employability skills along with showcasing the real world applications and the reasons for studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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