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Viridor has invested in a Max-AI AQC (for Autonomous Quality Control) robotic sorter for the company’s Skelmersdale Plastics Reprocessing Facility (PRF).

Viridor invests in robotic sorting for Skelmersdale Plastics Reprocessing Facility

Viridor has invested £445,000 in upgrades to its Skelmersdale Plastics Reprocessing Facility which include the addition of the Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) robotic sorter.   Viridor is an early adopter of this ground-breaking technology which will help purify PET plastics, recovering metals and other plastic types and removing contamination. It will be operational later this

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

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,

Young stars making their mark with Viridor

Twenty-three students from across the UK are learning new skills in green energy, recycling, resources and finance as part of a £1.8bn investment in next generation recycling and energy recovery infrastructure. Young people from Glasgow to Cardiff are helping deliver the UK’s largest power and plant investment programme over the last five years. This investment

Nick Gibb MP transforming waste in West Sussex

Member of Parliament for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, helped transform waste last week when he visited Ford Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in West Sussex.  The Conservative MP visited the site to learn more about boosting recycling, the work of the site’s visitors centre and the importance

Viridor welcomes Sky News focus on Waste Crime

Viridor today [9th February 2016] welcomed a Sky News special investigation by Joe Tidy on waste crime. The report, broadcast today, revealed that environment agencies in the UK are dealing with dozens of abandoned waste mountains left by recycling firms who have gone out of business. As one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and

Viridor targets Longannet staff for energy recovery programme

Viridor, one of the UK’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy companies, has targeted staff at Scottish Power’s Longannet Power Station who may have the right transferable skills for the company’s £1.8bn UK energy recovery facilities programme. Viridor’s Scottish investment programme, which has seen £357m committed north-of-the-border in the last twenty-four months, includes the £154m

Resource Policy at a Crossroads : English Resources Networks

A paper launched today by leading resources and renewable energy company Viridor identifies that current waste management systems in England are no longer fit for purpose.  The paper calls for systems to be replaced with a new and ambitious model that moves resource management beyond local authority boundaries, realising the economic potential for British business,

New Scottish Regional Managing Director for Viridor

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling, resources and renewable energy company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Brown as its new Scottish Regional Managing Director effective from 1st February.  Moving from a senior role at Scottish Power Energy Networks, Mr Brown will head the Scottish recycling and resources division of a company investing £500m in Scotland.

Councils continue to count the cost of contaminated recycling this Christmas

UK councils are continuing to count the cost of contamination this Christmas.  That was the message from Chris Jonas, Director of Business Development at Viridor – one of the UK’s largest recyclers. Against a backdrop of local authority consultations on responses to austerity, Viridor has called on council’s to act, following best practice in the

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