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April 15, 2019

Can Easter egg packaging be recycled?

In the UK, more than 80 million Easter Eggs are sold every year, generating almost 5,000 tonnes of foil, plastic and card. With this amount of packaging being used, it leaves the question, can Easter egg packaging be recycled? You’ll be pleased to know that, generally speaking, yes it can be. However, unfortunately, the plastic

Viridor partners with Forest Holidays to recycle more complex materials

Viridor and Forest Holidays have agreed a nationwide total waste management contract across Forest Holidays’ 10 locations as part of a new partnership to boost recycling. The two-year contract, which begins in April, will go beyond a collections service to offer collaboration at locations from Deerpark in Cornwall to Strathyre in Scotland, with the focus

Graduate Recruitment

New scheme drives graduate recruitment at Viridor

Viridor has more than quadrupled its graduate intake with the development of a new scheme designed to attract and retain top talent into the waste sector. The company has welcomed nearly 30 graduates across the new Functional Specialist Programme and existing Graduate Management Trainee Scheme, which matches graduates to areas of business growth. Jennie Godfrey,

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Viridor secures £548,000 grant for pilot project to extract water from landfill leachate

Viridor and a UK water purification company have secured government support for a pilot project to demonstrate how to harness landfill gas energy to extract water from the leachate produced at a Devon landfill site. Viridor and Newbury-based LAT Water have successfully secured a £548,000 grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s

Viridor Commercial Director Paul Ringham, Viridor Head of Contracts Patrick Murray, Viridor Lead Operations Manager Rachel Fisher, Somerset Waste Partnership Managing Director Micky Green, SWP Chairman Cllr Derek Yeomans and Cllr David Hall.

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership extend contract to 2031

Viridor and Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have agreed a nine-year, £80 million extension of their comprehensive waste management contract to 2031. Somerset Waste Partnership manages household waste services on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset district councils, Somerset County Council, Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. The initial 16-year contract with Viridor, which

February 28, 2019

Love your festival, love your waste

Roughly 23,500 tonnes of waste are produced annually at UK music festivals, according to Powerful Thinking. That equates to 2.8kg of waste per person per day! Generally, waste generated from festivals comes from tents, cups, food containers and other associated items. Of that, around a third is recycled currently, whilst the rest ends up going

Suffolk County Council Waste Contracts Officer Jonas Grist, Suffolk County Council Cabinet Member for Waste Paul West, Viridor Head of Local Authority Development Simon Prior and Viridor’s Masons Materials Recycling Facility Unit Manager Simon Hume.

£15.4m Viridor investment in Masons MRF transformation

A £15.4 million Viridor investment in the Masons Materials Recycling Facility, near Ipswich, will allow the company to transform the plant’s operations, improving capacity and output quality. The significant investment in modernising the facility, built in 1998, is part of a 10-year Viridor-Suffolk County Council contract renewal, let on behalf of the Suffolk Waste Partnership

Viridor wins total waste contract for Hinkley Point C

Viridor will be playing a crucial role in maximising the environmental credentials of one of Europe’s largest construction projects after securing the total waste management contract at Hinkley Point C. The company will be working with EDF Energy and using its expertise to deliver a zero to landfill agreement which emphasises the waste hierarchy and

Lithium ion battery warning issued after landfill site fire

Lithium ion (li-ion) batteries may have been to blame for setting 300 tonnes of refuse on fire last month. It took over 40 hours and, at its height, forty firefighters and six fire trucks to tackle the fire in Dunbar on 22 January. The Dunbar fire was in a building where waste arriving on site is

Viridor landfill ‘time tunnel’ to be explored in Year of Green Action

 A landfill “time tunnel” which explores the history of waste is part of a year-long programme of environmental events planned by Viridor this year. In its 25-Year Environment Plan, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs named 2019 as a Year of Green Action, aimed highlighting the role that people and businesses can play

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