Business deal
KKR to buy recycling firm Viridor for £4.2bn

Pennon Group stated that the deal still needs approval from its shareholders, merger control clearance from the European Commission and needs to meet certain other conditions

Unilever inks five-year deal with Viridor for recycled plastic

The waste management firm will provide it from its £65m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre near Bristol

Geminor lands contract to handle waste wood in Norway

The companies involved believe the contract is the first of its kind in the country – it will see much of the wood recycled into furniture

Viridor plastic recycling site
New £65m plastic recycling plant to be powered by landfill waste

The facility will be powered by another plant turning 320,000 tonnes of waste from landfill into 32MW of electricity

Viridor invests £3.7m at materials recycling facility

The money has been used for “enhanced paper purity” and fire protection systems

M&S, Sainsbury’s and Tesco team up to tackle black plastics

They will work with waste firm Viridor, which has developed a method of reusing the hard-to-recycle material

Foundations laid for £252m waste-to-energy centre

The foundations are being laid for a £252 million Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) near Bristol. Waste management firm Viridor says its upcoming facility in Avonmouth is taking shape, with concrete piles being put into place to create a solid base for the main development. Once operational, the site is expected to be able to turn […]

UK firm installs solar roof systems at Viridor sites

A solar firm has completed six solar roof installations at Viridor’s sites. They were installed across southern England and generate 841kW of electricity. Solarcentury’s systems aim is to optimise the energy generation capability of each site, decrease the waste and recycling firm’s operational spend on power and its reliance on higher carbon grid electricity. The designs have incorporated […]

Viridor to hire Longannet coal plant staff

Viridor plans to hire staff from the soon to close Longannet power station who may have transferable skills. The employees from the Scottish coal-fired station will be part of Viridor’s £1.8 billion energy recovery facilities programme. It aims to recruit people to work at one of its more than 310 facilities across the UK. The […]

Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery facility

A £72 million waste to energy facility has officially been opened in Peterborough. It has the capacity to process up to 85,000 tonnes of residual waste a year and is expected to generate 7.25MW of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 11,000 households, according to waste management firm Viridor. It could also reduce carbon […]