The recycling and waste management company Viridor, who operate a landfill site near Dunbar, is backing a call to transform waste policy in the UK.
A recent House of Commons report on the country’s waste policy and the possibility of missing recycling targets, prompted Dan Cooke, Viridor’s director of external affairs, to say: “This important report should be a real wake-up call for the UK Government and the sector.
“Whilst recycling has been a real UK success story to date, the decision to ask Defra to take a back seat was a mistake. There is broad consensus that we need to keep our foot on the waste policy accelerator. Whilst it’s right that innovation and investment is led by a vibrant private sector, the reality is that waste management is also a vital public service.”
Viridor is currently investing over £1 billion in ‘next generation’ recycling and energy recovery infrastructure.