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Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.

Viridor works with major retailers on circular economy solution to black plastic

Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging in a project welcomed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The result is a circular economy solution to a previously challenging material which

The BBC's The One Show visited Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility and the Skelmersdale reprocessing plant as part of their beach plastic special.

Viridor and The One Show use beach plastic to show the Circular Economy in action

Viridor and the BBC’s The One Show combined their resources to send a powerful message on the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics and to demonstrate  how the Circular Economy can work when the right stuff is put in the right bin.  Viridor’s Logistics team transported the beach

• Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council Waste Contract Officers Peter Davies and Phil Tomlin with Viridor Contract Manager Rick Brady and Tracy Dean, from Viridor Logistics.

Viridor and Wigan Council renew dry mixed recycling contract

Viridor and Wigan Council have renewed the contract for the council’s dry mixed recycling which sees the continuation of a strong partnership aimed at supporting increased recycling ambitions.  Viridor Business Development Manager Simon Wright said Viridor was responsible for the collection, haulage and recycling of Wigan’s brown bin dry mixed recycling from the Council’s depot

Viridor welcomes the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan

Viridor welcomes the clear ambition laid out in the 25-Year Environment Plan, and especially the Government’s commitment to publish a new Resources and Waste strategy in 2018 aimed at making the UK a world leader in resource efficiency. Viridor, and its parent company Pennon, has previously urged the Government to put resource productivity at the

A Gravesham school has won a £500 prize and has been named a county recycling champion after topping the leader board in a home recycling challenge.

Viridor, Kent County Council and Wastebuster share lessons in recycling

A Gravesham school has won a £500 prize and has been named a county recycling champion after topping the leader board in a home recycling challenge.  More than 100 schools across Kent were involved in a national competition and Gravesham Borough Council took the opportunity to challenge their own schools in a local version of

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

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 –

Rochester PRF shortlisted for National Recycling Awards

Viridor Plastics Recycling Facility shortlisted for National Recycling Awards

Viridor’s Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility has been shortlisted for the Efficiency Initiative Award in the prestigious MRW National Recycling Awards.   This category recognises those businesses which have applied fresh thinking and reorganised operations to make them more efficient.  The winner will be announced on 28 June at an awards dinner in London.   Viridor’s

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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