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New partnership opens up wild Taunton for everyone

Viridor has renewed its partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust to support their urban wildlife project, The Routes to the River Tone, to bring people closer to wildlife in Taunton. The partnership, now entering its second year, will hold a programme of activities engaging Viridor employees and the communities of Taunton, focused on opening up

Viridor Plantlife partnership to save endangered wild flowers

New collaboration with Plantlife to help save UK native species One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, is collaborating with international conservation organisation Plantlife, to help save endangered UK wild flowers. The Natural Capital Coalition pilot project, launched during #GlobalGoals Week, aims to increase the populations of Meadow Clary, a rare

One Planet Opportunity

Viridor today (21st September) backed the Scottish EPA’s (SEPA’s) new One Planet Prosperity regulatory strategy.  Martin Grey, Head of Media Relations and Public Affairs, talks exclusively to Herald Scotland. With a current and planned investment of some £500 million in Scotland’s waste and recycling capabilities, waste specialist Viridor, part of the Pennon Group, believes it

September 14, 2016

Viridor UK Recycling Index highlights dissatisfaction with current recycling systems

UK consumers believe more can be recycled but are frustrated by what they can and can’t recycle 63% of consumers are frustrated that different councils collect waste in different ways (e.g. different colour bins) Consumers most confused about whether they can recycle light bulbs, crisps packets and coffee cups 73% want more transparency on what

September 13, 2016 , ,

Cafe Viridor Recycles Coffee Cups

With one of Europe’s largest sustainability events set to get underway today (13th September) in Birmingham, Café Viridor – the social hub of RWM will for the first time recycle all the disposable coffee cups collected during the event. Viridor worked with event organisers and, as a result, RWM is aiming to become the first UK

National Recycling Week : Listening to local communities

At the launch of National Recycling Week, Viridor teams across the UK are heading back to the front line of the war on waste to listen to local communities.  Directors and senior managers from one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies are working at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) across the

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Recycling unusual suspects; Viridor supports National Recycle Week

From the 12th to the 18th September its National Recycle Week, organised and coordinated by WRAP it is now in its 13th year and is a celebration of recycling. The theme ‘The Unusual Suspects’ focuses on the more unusual items that research shows are being mistaken for recycling. As one of the largest recyclers across the UK, recycling

Scots smash recycling world record

Scotland’s leading recycler, Viridor and Zero Waste Scotland are calling on competitive Scots to take part in national Recycle Week to encourage people to recycle more things, more often. In a bid to recycling across the nation, Zero Waste Scotland, supported by staff from Viridor’s Scottish HQ, held an event at St Enoch’s Centre in

Viridor wins ten year plan for South Lanarkshire residual waste

Post-recycling black bag waste from South Lanarkshire Council is set to be transformed in a new partnership with recycling and waste management company Viridor. Aligned with waste reduction, reuse and recycling the £127 million partnership will divert waste from landfill by recovering renewable energy from residual ‘black-bag’ waste. South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland’s fifth largest local

Ian McAulay stepping down as CEO of Viridor; Phil Piddington appointed Managing Director of Viridor

Ian McAulay is stepping down as CEO of Viridor and from the Pennon Board to pursue other opportunities. Phil Piddington has been appointed as Managing Director of Viridor with effect from today. Phil will report to Chris Loughlin, CEO of Pennon. Phil joined Viridor in 2014 to lead the energy division in his current role

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