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Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility Open Day, 11th March 2017

Following the success of previous events, Viridor, in partnership with Prosiect Gwyrdd, is hosting an open day on Saturday 11th March 2017 at its Trident Park Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff, for members of the local community to learn about what currently happens to non-recyclable household waste in South East Wales. Mark Poole, Education Centre

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Viridor congratulates Scottish Government on Global Green Economy Awards

One of the UK’s largest recycling and renewable energy companies, Viridor, has congratulated the Scottish Government on scooping a prestigious award at “The Circulars”, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world’s premier circular economy award program,

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Blog: Working together to create a future-fit city circular Peterborough

Driving to work along Fletton Parkway around Peterborough, I join fellow rush hour commuters travelling to work. With a coffee by my side that I picked up enroute, I pass the Ikea distribution centre on my left and the new houses on Hammonds Drive to my right. It occurs to me that all around me

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Supporting the drive to a circular city as Peterborough ERF shortlisted

Viridor’s cutting-edge Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Fengate, Peterborough has made the final cut at this year’s Public Sector Sustainability awards for the partnership between the leading recycler and Peterborough City Council to transform non-recyclable household waste into energy to power around 16,000 homes. These prestigious awards have been acknowledging great achievements in the public

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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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Kent County Council confirms Viridor as recycling partner

Viridor is set to continue its partnership with Kent County Council by processing and selling dry kerbside recycling collected from households across West and Mid-Kent.  The contract will officially commence in July and will run for two years, with the option of a further two year extension. With around 60,000 tonnes of recycling collected from

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Coffee cups and the circular economy

Viridor Resource Management  MD, Herman Van Der Meij, writes for CIWM Journal. On a Friday night everyone wants home.  For me it’s March and I’m at the airport, again.  Responsible for Viridor’s global materials trading it’s a place a find myself often.  This time I’m heading home, making the round trip from England to my

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The future’s bright for Britain’s young people

Martin Grey, Viridor’s Head of Public Affairs, writes exclusively for CIWM Journal on the need to transform how the UK resource sector invests in STEM education. It’s 3:30pm and as I write this article my five-year-old daughter will be putting down her pencil and heading home from school for another day.  Today, some ten million

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Balanced circular economy package will boost British recycling but needs new regional resource networks

EU Circular Economy Package highlights: Member States to use economic instruments to incentivise the waste hierarchy. A municipal waste recycling target of 65% by 2030. Higher recycling targets for packaging waste. New EU rules on extended producer responsibility schemes. A restriction on landfill of municipal waste to no more than 10% of arisings by 2030.

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BBC National News – Viridor transforming food waste

“We can take that material and squeeze the energy out of it so that people, by recycling their food waste, are actually helping keep the lights on.”  That was the message from Viridor’s Director of External Affairs, Dan Cooke, speaking to BBC as part of a package broadcast on BBC 6 O’Clock News, 10 O’Clock

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