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Viridor's Ardley ERF team worked with Matthew Arnold School in Oxford on a project which recycled plastic bottles to create "bricks".

Pupils recycle plastic bottles to use as bench-building material

Viridor’s Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) attended a celebration event in Oxfordshire this week – the Young Engineering Ambassador Celebration Evening – which recognised an innovative programme to engage young minds about the enormous potential of waste as a resource. The event marked the culmination of a project Viridor was involved in with Matthew Arnold School

The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Resourcing the Future conference was held on June 27 and 28.

50% recycling and beyond – markets, challenges and opportunities

To achieve real progress beyond 50% recycling rates the industry needs closer collaboration and recognition of shared cross-sector goals and challenges, along with a shared risk and responsibility from producers, packagers, retails, recyclers and reprocessors.  This is the view of Viridor’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Dan Cooke. He shared this with delegates at the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Resourcing the Future conference held on June

Pupils from Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow, Rhydpenau Primary School in Cardiff and Launton Church of England Primary in Oxfordshire on visits to the Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre, Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Ardley ERF.

Viridor uses ‘pester power’ to get recycling moving

England, Scotland and Wales have some ambitious recycling targets over the next few years and, if they are to be achieved, a fairly seismic shift in behaviour and education is crucial.  Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, said its research (the 2016 Viridor Recycling Index) revealed that, while the public

Viridor Bargeddie Logistics Unit Manager John Templeton and the team at the Bargeddie fun day.

Viridor supports Bargeddie schools with community fun day

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, once again supported the schools local to their Bargeddie advanced recycling hub at their annual parent council community fun day. St Kevin’s and Bargeddie Primary Schools hold the event each year to raise funds for the schools and once again Viridor took on the role of the

An artist's impression of the £252m state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Avonmouth.

£252m construction project offers opportunities to South West businesses

Firms invited to meet-the-buyer event on 12 July at Bristol Golf Club Local businesses and contractors, including those in the Bristol and Avonmouth areas, have the chance to take part in a landmark £252million construction project. Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, is building a state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

Viridor and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have issued advice on how to safely enjoy a summer barbecue.

Viridor and fire service offer advice on summer barbecues

Enjoy a lazy summer barbecue but please do be vigilant about the disposal of hot coals and ensure the hot ashes do not cause a fire in your bin, the waste collection vehicle or at the landfill site. This is the appeal from one of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, and

BBC recyclers Sarah Moore and Jay Blades from television’s “Money for Nothing” are filming at a Viridor Greater Manchester recycling centre this week.

BBC TV recyclers film at Viridor Greater Manchester recycling centre

BBC recyclers Sarah Moore and Jay Blades from television’s “Money for Nothing” are filming at a Viridor Greater Manchester recycling centre this week, seeking a host of interesting objects to transform. The team are based at the Altrincham Recycling Centre this week (until Saturday, 24 June). “Money for Nothing”, now in its fourth series, sees Sarah

Two Apprentices Nominated for Awards at Viridor’s Trident Park

Two outstanding Viridor apprentices working at Cardiff’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) have been nominated  for Coleg Gwent Apprenticeship Awards by their assessor Steve Siviter. The awards are given in partnership with The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales and Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. Harry Edwards (19) and Thomas Barrett (20) have impressed Viridor’s Control and Instrumentation Engineer (C& I)

Viridor has sponsored Carymoor Environmental Trust since 2008.

Environmental charity shares memories of Dimmer landfill site

Since 2008 Viridor has sponsored Carymoor Environmental Trust, an independent environmental education charity based next to the Dimmer landfill site near Castle Cary in Somerset. Carymoor leases 100 acres of capped landfill from Viridor and since 1996 the team at Carymoor has been working to transform the site into a species-rich nature reserve. The Carymoor

Viridor Vikings competed in the Taunton Dragon Boat Race earning a very respectable silver medal.

Viridor Vikings take to the water in Taunton Dragon Boat Race

Viridor Vikings had a successful day on the water at the Taunton Dragon Boat Race at the weekend, coming second overall and winning a silver medal. The race was in aid of Headway Somerset, a brain injury charity dedicated to helping people lead an independent life. Viridor staff have so far collected £430, with more donations still

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