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Somerset CCC and Viridor team up again to drive increased recycling

Somerset County Cricket Club has renewed its partnership with Taunton-based Viridor, one of the UK’s largest recycling and energy recovery companies.

This renewal will see Viridor remain the club’s official waste management and recycling partner as part of a relationship which began in 2016.

Viridor is a company which supports the UK’s resource efficiency by transforming domestic and commercial waste and recyclables into high quality raw materials and energy.

As part of the contract, more than 230 tonnes of waste is received, with food waste going to Viridor’s anaerobic digestion facility at Walpole in Somerset. Dry mixed recycling and glass is sorted for specialised recycling and reprocessing at Viridor’s glass and plastics plants so this can be returned to the circular economy, reducing the reliance on virgin materials. Non-recyclable waste is received at Viridor’s Avonmouth Energy Recovery Facility, contributing to the generation of 307GWh of electricity a year, which is enough energy to power the equivalent of 84,000 households.

Viridor is committed to creating and delivering value for its customers and stakeholders whilst making a positive contribution to the development of employees, the environment and the communities it serves.

Following the renewal of this agreement, Somerset CCC Commercial Director, Caroline Herbert, said: “We are pleased that this long-standing relationship will be continuing. We are delighted to be able to work with a local company who will be able to help us continue on our green journey as we look to improve our already high environmental credentials.

“It is vital that we constantly review our procedures in order to ensure that we are doing everything that we can to protect the environment and the continuation of this partnership will certainly help us to do this.”

Viridor Sales and Collections Director, Iain Cook, said: “Viridor is pleased to continue working with Somerset County Cricket Club to ensure that the club maximises all opportunities to recycle, returning recyclable resources to the UK circular economy and putting the remainder to work to generate energy.”

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