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Catalyst Management to Improve Manufacturing Uptime

A new service introduced in the UK from Veolia is targeting the process chemical and steel sectors which rely on catalysts for manufacturing a range of products. According to the resource management company, manufacturing sites using its catalyst management service will benefit from increased plant efficiencies, and enhanced safety performance. Delivered by specialist handling teams,…

Europe

UK Public Hopeful for Climate Change Solution

A survey by Veolia and research and consulting firm ELABE reveals a majority of people in Britain believe climate disruption can be avoided. Although 77 per cent of the survey sample indicated the risk of climate disruption is serious and immediate, only 11 per cent were of the opinion it is already too late to…

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The contract, which extends to 2040, includes a multi-million pound construction project during 2023 that will deliver wide ranging energy upgrades and target carbon savings of 4,129 tonnes per year.…

News

Supporting the Next Generation of Environmentalists

Veolia UK has teamed up with Groundwork and Tesco to donate trees and bird boxes for a new campaign to help schools blossom with biodiversity and join a national network of orchards. Following the call for schools across the country to sign up, Veolia and Groundwork will soon be donating 500 trees and 100 bird…

News

Veolia Unveils Industrial Resins for the Circular Economy at K 2022

Veolia have launched PlastiLoop, a new range of resins for industrial packaging, manufacturing and construction applications at K 2022, the global trade fair for plastics and rubber in Düsseldorf, Germany. Developed by the company’s network of materials’ experts and its 37 plastic recycling plants around the world, the new product offering provides its customers with…

Net Zero

Paint Can Recycling Scheme Reaches Million Milestone

A free-of-charge recycling scheme offered by AkzoNobel brand Dulux Decorator Centre in the UK in cooperation with Veolia has disposed of a staggering one million paint cans. The service is designed to make it easy for tradespeople to dispose of empty paint cans in a responsible and suitable way. Professionals can arrange for cans to…

News

Sculptor Transforms Westminster’s Waste into Beautiful Installation

Renowed 3D artist and sculptor Faith Bebbington supported by Veolia has unveiled ‘Tree Goddess’, the latest installation to be exhibited as part of the cultural art initiative from Art of London, ‘Brighter Future’, which features interpretations by up-and-coming artists of the theme, ‘building a better, brighter future in the city’. The installation at The Londoner…

Net Zero

Westminster Celebrates World EV Day by Commissioning New Electric Street Cleaning Bikes

Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, took to the streets to roll out their new, industry-leading fleet of electric street cleansing bikes for World EV Day. The set of 14 new bikes are an addition to the extensive Westminster fleet of over 60 electric street cleansing and collections vehicles. The new electric bikes have…

design

Veolia and Miracle-Gro Launch Recycling Scheme for Plastic Compost Bags

A new UK recycling operation involving Veolia, garden product brand Miracle-Gro, and Dobbies Garden Centres is set to address the environmental impact of caused by around 100 million bags that are used for compost, soil and chipped bark each year. Developed from successful trials, the process will be the first time these low-density polyethylene (LDPE)…

Net Zero

Innovative Pipe Relining Used in District Heating Project

In a first for the UK, Veolia is using the latest carbon lining pipe technology for maintaining the integrity of the heat distribution system serving the buildings and homes connected to the 44km long Sheffield District Energy Network.  By relining the  pipes, with a carbon fibre and epoxy resin sleeve, this innovative process removes the…

Construction

Veolia and TotalEnergies to Build Oman’s Largest Desalination Solar Plant in Regional First for the Gulf

Global multi-energy company TotalEnergies and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the Sultanate of Oman’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system providing power for a desalination plant in the city of Sur. The power plant will be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant, which is a reference in Oman…

News

Veolia Launches UK’s First Cloud-based Waste and Hazardous Material Management System

Veolia has introduced the first end-to-end cloud based system that can ensure compliance and traceability for hazardous and non hazardous wastes. Developed by Veolia’s technical teams, the new system manages the complete cycle from enquiry through collection, treatment and disposal and is designed to cover more than 100,000 different waste profiles. Since starting trials last…

News

Supporting London Pride and its Biggest Ever Cleanup Operation

Veolia proudly marched in this year’s Pride in London parade, with an electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage alongside colleagues and allies to support its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities the company serves. Veolia’s fully electric street cleansing fleet operating in the West End and dedicated team ensured a swift,…

News

Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…

Engineering

International Women in Engineering Day 2022: My Career in Engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Rocio Roldan Aguayo, CEng MIChemE and Veolia Process Engineer, discusses her route into the profession with FM Magazine. Why/what made you choose a career in engineering? At high school, I was good at STEM subjects and so it made sense to study a related degree. When thinking about what…

Net Zero

The Emirates FA Cup Scores for Sustainability

Chelsea in blue, Liverpool in red – but green was the colour of Saturday’s 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup Final as sustainability took centre stage (literally) with a world first recycled pitch banner. Liverpool and Chelsea might have thought they were the only ones taking to Wembley Stadium’s legendary grass on Saturday, but Veolia, The Football…

News

Veolia Launches Green Waste Collection Fleet

New collection fleet fully powered by HVO takes to the roads around Broadland

Corporate Social Responsibility

City of London Corporation Announces ‘Clean City Awards’ Winners

A City of London firm which prevented food waste by delivering 80,000 meals to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic has been selected for one of the UK’s top environmental awards. Global investment management giant Barings was recognised in the Clean City Awards which are organised by the City of London Corporation to celebrate…

News

British Businesses Unaware of New Plastic Packaging Tax

Seventy-seven per cent of senior decision makers in retail and manufacturing who participated in a YouGov survey commissioned by Veolia remain unaware of Britain’s new Plastic Packaging Tax only days before it comes into effect. The new tax places a £200 per tonne levy on producers or importers of plastic packaging if they do not…

News

Boosting the Circular Economy in Wales

Veolia is helping in the drive to make Wales greener by increasing recycling moving towards a circular economy. As recycling typically saves between 30 and 80 per cent of the energy used to extract and process virgin resources, the approach will also cut the carbon emissions, and make a valuable contribution to the net-zero carbon…

Energy Management

Transforming Waste-derived CO2 into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

One of the first synthetic eFuel production units in Europe could be implemented at LIPOR’s Energy Recovery Plant near Portugal’s second-largest city, Porto. With an innovative technology configuration and design, it is set to revolutionize the waste-to-energy industry while simultaneously decarbonizing the aviation sector. An interdisciplinary consortium, formed by LIPOR (Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater…

News

Veolia Launches Ecoservices

Veolia UK has launched a new service to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste which may include hazardous materials. By accurately identifying and compliantly collecting this waste the new solution, called Ecoservices, will provide efficient disposal and treatment of small amounts of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Aimed at a wide range of businesses…

Energy Management

Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme

30.11.2021, 11:22 Veolia Accelerates UK Hydrogen From Water Programme Veolia is advancing a programme to develop hydrogen gas supply infrastructure and decarbonise energy supply.   Believed to be the first application of its type in the UK, the company’s latest development is now managing projects which incorporate electrolyser technology to derive hydrogen from water, and…

Environment

Protecting Frontline Key Worker Teams from Abuse

23.11.2021, 15:31 Protecting Frontline Key Worker Teams from Abuse Veolia is taking a stand following a 118 per cent rise in incidents of reported abuse against key workers by members of the UK public over the last 12 months.   In response to a doubling of incidents, Veolia has launched StreetKind, a new campaign thanking…

Contracts

Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

28.09.2021, 15:05 Supporting Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Veolia has extended its service to Cancer Research UK by providing the recycling and waste services for over 130 Race for Life and Shine Night Walk events between August and September.   The service will see distribution, collection and processing of around 1000 bins at  Race…

Environment

Improving Composting for Carbon Gains

02.09.2021, 14:51 Improving Composting for Carbon Gains A new process developed and trailled by Veolia in the United Kingdom increases compost recovery rates by around a quarter.   Prior to the new process, physical contaminants such as plastics and metals that had been mistakenly discareded by customers prevented a significant volume of green waste from…

News

Veolia Urging Mums to Consider a Career in Driving

11.08.2021, 15:15 Veolia Urging Mums to Consider a Career in Driving As the United Kingdom experiences a national shortage of HGV drivers, Veolia is calling on mums to get behind the wheel.   Businesses across the country are experiencing a drop in trained HGV drivers due to a combination of factors from Brexit, Covid-19 and…

Contracts

NHS Test and Trace Waste Services Contract

13.07.2021, 14:22 NHS Test and Trace Waste Services Contract Veolia have been awarded a contract to provide healthcare waste management services for NHS Test and Trace’s new state-of-the-art Covid-19 testing facility, the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa.   The contract award which falls under the Crown Commercial Services Framework provides for Veolia teams…

Environment

Partnership to Develop Next-gen Biofuel

06.07.2021, 12:24 Partnership to Develop Next-gen Biofuel TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2 as part of a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery to produce biofuel.   Through photosynthesis, microalgae use sunlight and CO2 from the atmosphere or from industrial processes to grow. When…

Automation & AI

Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings

05.07.2021, 09:14 Optimised Hospital Lighting Achieves Savings As part of a £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital.   The new lighting systems will enhance the patient care environment, cut carbon, deliver a…

Energy Management

ERFs and the Battle Against Covid-19 Waste

21.06.2021, 09:39 ERFs and the Battle Against Covid-19 Waste Recent data from Veolia UK highlights the pivotal role of Energy Recovery Facilities in treating clinical and medical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.   At a time of reduced clinical waste disposal capacity in the UK the company has rapidly adapted to develop a response on…

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