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East Lothian schools’ success in Viridor eco challenge

Pupils from two East Lothian schools have won recognition for projects that have been hailed as “excellent” in a prestigious competition sponsored by Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, Viridor. The teams from Dunbar Grammar School and Knox Academy in Haddington so impressed judges with their projects to improve the county’s sustainability and recycling

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

Viridor 2017 Recycling Index: UK public increasingly confused and concerned about recycling

Only 25% believe that all waste that can be recycled is recycled Fewer than one in five (16%) people feel recycling labelling on product packaging is very easy to understand Most consumers predict negative consequences if recycling levels do not increase, and are open to initiatives that could lead to an increase in recycling levels

The Swedish Waste Management and Recycling Association (Avfall Sverige) delegation with Viridor's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dan Cooke, following a tour of Viridor's £25m Newhouse glass recycling centre in Scotland.

Viridor hosts visit from Swedish Waste Management and Recycling Association

Viridor has hosted a high-level delegation from the Swedish Waste Management and Recycling Association (Avfall Sverige), giving the group a tour of its £25m Newhouse glass recycling centre in Scotland.  The two-day United Kingdom visit on September 4 and 5 by 25 Swedish delegates was organised by the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Scottish Centre

Viridor's Director of Regulatory Affairs Dan Cooke with Carymoor Educational Trust Honorary President and Founder Hamish Craig, Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Carymoor CEO Rupert Farthing and pupils from Castle Cary Primary School.

Viridor helps eco charity Carymoor celebrate 21st anniversary

The Somerset-based eco charity which has transformed 100 acres of capped landfill into a species-rich nature reserve, Carymoor Environmental Trust, has celebrated its 21st anniversary with  an event attended by guests including Glastonbury Festival organiser and committed environmentalist Michael Eavis.  Mr Eavis joined the Carymoor team’s anniversary and wanted to promote the important work Carymoor

Viridor is hosting two open days at the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands.

Viridor to host community open days at Beddington Farmlands

Members of the community will have the opportunity to see for themselves how the 120-hectare Beddington Farmlands is being transformed from an active landfill site into one of London’s most significant wildlife conservation areas. The two open days will be hosted by the Viridor landfill team at the south London site and will include exploring

Gabby Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government.

Pieraccini put circular economy policy into practice, says Viridor

Scotland’s leading recycling, resource and renewable energy partner, Viridor, today recognised the contribution of the outgoing Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government. Gabby Pieraccini, Head of Zero Waste at Scottish Government, has announced she is moving on after three years in the prominent civil service role to take a new position in the Scottish

• The intrepid group who made it to the summit of Scafell Pike, including Viridor's Regulatory Affairs Director Dan Cooke, front, centre, to raise much-needed funds for WasteAid.

Viridor braves stormy weather for WasteAid Scafell Pike challenge

Viridor joined a group of UK waste professionals to climb the England’s highest peak – the Lake District’s Scarfell Pike – in stormy weather to raise much-needed charity cash for WasteAid.  Viridor’s Regulatory Affairs Director Dan Cooke said: “Despite the foul weather that accompanied us from about halfway up, having been promised we’d make it

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)

Aaron Mulhall, Euan Tulloch, Jack Dickson, Katie Barclay, Fraser Nicolson and Kirstin Young, from Grangemouth High School, celebrate their Go4SET win.

Storm-proof school design wins Viridor STEM competition

Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, once again showed their support to the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industry by sponsoring the national Go4SET competition which, this year, was won by local Stirlingshire school Grangemouth High School.  On Friday 2 June, pupils from schools across the UK came together in what was

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