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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

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

Viridor statement following deposit return scheme announcement

Viridor, the UK’s biggest recycling company, looks forward to working with the Government on a deposit return scheme which ensures waste is valued as a resource, rather than rubbish, kept off our beaches and out of oceans and put back in the British economy where it belongs. With its current investment and plans for expansion

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

Viridor has embarked on a Government-backed trial to use existing waste resources, including the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) it harvests from landfill, to literally plough back into the land as a fertiliser.

Innovative project harvests carbon dioxide from food waste to plough back into land

Recycling, waste management and renewable energy company Viridor has embarked on a Government-backed trial to use existing waste resources, including the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) it harvests from landfill, to literally plough back into the land as a fertiliser. The project, with Oxfordshire-based CCm Research, is being undertaken at Viridor’s Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant at

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

Viridor Grundon Joint Venture - Lakeside Energy From Waste Facility

Lakeside achieves zero waste to landfill target

Lakeside, the Viridor-Grundon joint venture energy from waste facility, has announced it has achieved its zero waste to landfill target. Danny Coulston, Operations Director at Lakeside at Colnbrook, near Slough, said: “Our latest achievement – which we are very proud of – is recycling everything from the plant. “Most combustion processes – even domestic fires

Beddington ERF development

Colin Church given a glimpse of resource management in south London

Earlier this month, Viridor welcomed Dr. Colin Church, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) to the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) construction site in south London. Colin, who represents over 5000 members in his role, explored how Viridor works closely with the South London Waste Partnership (comprising the Boroughs of Croydon,

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 –

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