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The behind-the-scenes video Plymouth City Council and Viridor produced to show the journey of plastic from collection to recycling and reprocessing.

Plymouth City Council and Viridor go behind-the-scenes to show how plastic is recycled

Plymouth City Council and Viridor have teamed up in a bid to show residents how their efforts at home make a difference and help to ensure more plastic is recycled, reprocessed and reused. According to the Viridor 2018 Recycling Index, which was released last month, four in 10 members of the public think all their

Viridor’s Head of Recycling Assets, Colin Richardson.

Viridor’s £3.7 million investment in Crayford Materials Recycling Facility

    Viridor has invested £3.7 million in enhanced paper purity and fire protection systems at its Crayford Materials Recycling Facility near Dartford. The Crayford MRF receives 300,000 tonnes of co-mingled content from 28 local authorities each year. Crayford MRF, through extensive mechanical recovery and manual quality controls, processes large volumes of municipal and commercial

Dr George McGavin with Viridor's Dunbar Landfill Manager Barry Falagate during filming of a new BBC Four documentary.

Viridor helps to change perceptions of landfill with BBC Four

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, is to be featured in a  new documentary on BBC Four charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate. Dr George McGavin and Dr Zoe Laughlin will present ‘The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History’.  Along with the film crew

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

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