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Viridor Beddington Community Fund already supporting local projects with around £65,000

As part of Viridor’s commitment to deliver lasting benefits to the local community in south London, Viridor has provided local projects with around £65,000 through the Beddington Community Fund. The Fund was launched in late 2016, to help support local community projects within the London Boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Croydon and Sutton. The initiative allows

(L-R) helping with the sorting process, the Beddington ERF construction partners visit the Sutton Foodbank to give their support – Vincent Carles (CNIM), Neil Thompson (Fichtner), Mark Tomlinson (Sutton Foodbank), and Garry Wolfe (Viridor).

Beddington ERF brings Christmas cheer to Sutton Foodbank

Members of the Beddington ERF construction team, including CNIM, Fichtner and Viridor, supported the Sutton Foodbank this Christmas by presenting them with £1200 that will be used to support vulnerable members of the community. The donation has been made to mark the achievement of working for 250,000 hours at the ERF without a safety incident.

August 15, 2018

Visit a Viridor Energy Recovery Facility during the UK’s largest Culture and Heritage Celebration

Viridor is inviting the public to put on a hard-hat and discover how waste is transformed into energy during this years national Heritage Open Days. The company will be opening three Energy Recovery Facilities across a range of dates in September to highlight the positive impact they make in the communities they serve. Viridor’s Head

Ardley Energy Recovery Facility.

The changing landscape of energy and Viridor’s role

The following opinion piece first appeared in CIWM Journal on 9 August,  2018. The energy landscape in Great Britain has changed dramatically in recent years with most new capacity coming from smaller, locally connected generation sources. This trend is set to continue, says Viridor energy accreditations manager Steven Sepp. Viridor has embraced this evolving energy

L-R: (Dunbar Grammar School Pupils) Izzie Love / Milla Berggren / Tess Brennan / Rachael Dickson / Kitty Bird (Judging Panel) Cllr Shamin Akhtar / Tom Reid - Waste Service Manager ELC / Provost/Cllr John McMillan / Katie Colquhuon - Viridor (Knox Academy Pupils) Sammy Hall / Rachel Smith / James Dobrescu-Parr

East Lothian schools’ success in Viridor eco challenge

Pupils from two East Lothian schools have won recognition for projects that have been hailed as “excellent” in a prestigious competition sponsored by Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor. The teams from Dunbar Grammar School and Knox Academy in Haddington so impressed judges with their projects to improve the county’s sustainability and recycling

The Bicester School pupils with Viridor's Ardley Education Officer Jessica-Baker Pike and teacher mentor Kelly McKaig.

Oxfordshire pupils tap into recycling for Go4SET project

Pupils from The Bicester School tapped into their interest in recycling for a Go4SET project which earned them a People’s Choice Award, will encourage greater use of tap water and refillable bottles and reduce single use plastic at the Oxfordshire school.  In a project which saw the school partnered with one of the UK’s biggest

Ysgol-Y-Wern Primary School with their copies of two books, sponsored by Viridor, which teach children about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans.

Children’s books help Viridor and Cardiff City Council share ocean plastic message

Viridor’s Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility and Cardiff City Council are helping pupils at 98 Cardiff primary schools learn more about protecting marine wildlife by keeping plastic out of our oceans. The education team at Trident Park is sponsoring copies of the two books – Duffy’s Lucky Escape and Marli’s Tangled Tale, both written by

Viridor Avonmouth

June 27, 2018

£5.3M boost for local businesses from Viridor as Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre gathers pace

340 people employed on site £5.3m spent within 30 miles of site Avonmouth firms contracted for major works ‘Meet the Buyer’ event attracted 30 businesses Converting 320,000 of non-recyclable waste into low carbon energy Creating enough electricity (34MW) to power 44,000 homes UK recycling and renewable energy company Viridor has spent £5.3 million so far

The control room of a Viridor energy recovery facility.

Viridor joins the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

Viridor has become the newest member of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP). The company currently operates eight energy recovery plants in the UK, with three in commissioning and another under construction. This year Viridor facilities will receive 2.9 million tonnes of residual waste (including joint venture facilities), producing 242MW electricity, enough to power

Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility.

Energy recovery within a waste strategy

This article first appeared in the May edition of Energy World magazine.   Waste-to-energy plants, or waste-fuelled energy recovery facilities, have come a long way since early incinerators, and now take their place firmly within the national resources and waste strategy, writes Viridor’s Lisa Templeton. Modern energy recovery facilities (ERFs – often also referred to

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