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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

Peterborough Energy Recovery Centre.

Viridor wins new two-year waste management contract with Broadland Housing Group

Viridor has won a two-year waste management contract with a Norwich-based housing group responsible for 5,000 family homes, apartments, sheltered housing and housing with care throughout Norfolk and North Suffolk.  Broadland Housing Group (Broadland) will work with Viridor to raise awareness among its staff to ensure they segregate and recycle as much material as possible, with

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Minister welcomes Viridor’s £1.2bn energy recovery investment

Viridor’s investment of more than £1.2 billion in the development of a network of UK advanced energy recovery facilities has been welcomed by Resources Minister Thérèse Coffey, who said this formed part of a strategy which would help the UK to become a world leader in resource efficiency. Dr Coffey was addressing the All-Party Parliamentary

Avonmouth ERF is currently under construction.

Viridor says UK needs serious debate on vital infrastructure

Viridor says the UK needs to move beyond the debate about the scale of the UK’s residual waste treatment capacity gap and start a serious discussion about the best way to fund the vital recycling and recovery infrastructure required to meet the demand of the UK economy.  This is the view of Viridor’s Strategy and

Jill Hucklesby, Reg Tomblin, Sarah Powell and John Hucklesby, from Peterborough Talking Newspaper, and Paul Rowland, ViP Chairman, far right.

Viridor in Peterborough funds community projects

The Peterborough and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind is the first to benefit from the Viridor in Peterborough Fund, receiving much-needed cash which will help to ensure it continues its proud 36-year tradition of providing a free weekly audio version of the local news for visually impaired people.  Paul Rowland, Viridor in Peterborough (ViP)

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

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)

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)

Sarah Heald, Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, Pennon

Is sustainable Plastic the new black?

Sarah Heald, Director of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations for Pennon, owner of Viridor, writes exclusively for CIWM Journal on the building pressure to find a solution for the mountain of black plastic food packaging going to waste in the UK today. We are all acutely aware of the power of the perfect packaging –

Lakeside EfW Aerial

Boys Brigade talk rubbish and recycling in Colnbrook

Boys from the 1st Slough Boys Brigade Junior Section have been finding out what happens to their rubbish – courtesy of staff from Lakeside Energy from Waste.  Lakeside Energy from Waste is a joint venture between two of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies – Grundon Waste Management and Viridor.   The Brigade’s

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