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Viridor set to be sold for £4.2bn

Viridor set to be sold for £4.2bn

Pennon Group has entered into an agreement to sell Viridor to investment firm Planets UK Bidco for £4.2bn.

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ESA urges flexibility in waste planning during Covid-19 pandemic

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on the government to help keep waste services moving, as the closure of schools due to Covid-19...

Waste heat begins to benefit homes in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s recycling and energy recovery facility (RERF) has started to deliver heat for local homes.

Biffa sets out 10-year infrastructure investment plan

Biffa has said it will invest £1.25bn over the coming decade to improve its recycling and waste management capabilities while halving emissions by 2030.

Plastics tax will spur recycling investment, says Viridor MD

Viridor's managing director Phil Piddington has welcomed government clarity on the plastics tax, saying it will unlock crucial investment in domestic recycling.

Green light for 'UK's first' plastic-to-hydrogen plant

Green light for 'UK's first' plastic-to-hydrogen plant

Peel Environmental has secured planning permission to build a £7m waste plastic-to-hydrogen facility at its Protos site near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.