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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…

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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…

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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…

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Veolia Launches Green Waste Collection Fleet

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Grants for UK Community and Environmental Projects

04.06.2021, 15:24 Grants for UK Community and Environmental Projects Launching on World Environment Day (5 June), Veolia UK’s new Sustainability Fund is making grants worth £60,000 available to local community and environmental projects.   After a challenging year where many communal spaces and services have suffered, the company is looking to back projects that make…

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Princess Royal Thanks Veolia Key Workers

21.05.2021, 14:42 Princess Royal Thanks Veolia Key Workers Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited Veolia’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark, London to celebrate workplace training and thank key workers who have continued to serve the country during the COVID-19 crisis.   Her Royal Highness greeted school children learning about the recycling…

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Comment on UK Government Peat Consultation

Malcolm Marshall, General Manager – Compost, Veolia UK, comments on the United Kingdom government’s recent announcement of a new consultation on the phasing out of peat. If the UK is to meet its net zero targets we must protect our precious peatlands which retain carbon at a huge scale.   Unfortunately the voluntary phasing out…

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Veolia UK to Double Renewable Energy Delivery

04.05.2021, 12:21 Veolia UK to Double Renewable Energy Delivery Ahead of COP 26, Veolia has announced plans to double its capacity to generate renewable electricity working in partnership with various technology providers.   Expanding capacity will be achieved by using the latest solar panels deployed on restored landfill areas, giving a valuable use of this…

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Westminster Showcases Upcycled Electric Refuse Collection Vehicle

01.04.2021, 14:40 Westminster Showcases Upcycled Electric Refuse Collection Vehicle Westminster City Council and Veolia have showcased one of their upcycled electric refuse collection vehicles at the high profile SMMT Electrified 2021 parade in central London.     Hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in central London on 25 March 2021, the…

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The SIM Card Made from Recycled Refrigerators

24.03.2021, 11:05 The SIM Card Made from Recycled Refrigerators Thales and Veolia have joined forces to create the first eco-designed SIM card made from recycled plastic.   Using recycled materials in a special industrial production process will eliminate the need for close to 5,000 metric tonnes of virgin plastic a year, and will help to…

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Sustainable Future for Buckinghamshire

22.03.2021, 13:45 Sustainable Future for Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire Council’s recycling and waste contractor, Veolia is introducing improvements at the London Road East Depot in Amersham to help create a more sustainable waste contract. The first improvement is the installation of 136 energy efficient solar panels to the roof of a vehicle workshop on site. The panels…

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Groupe Renault Joins EV Battery Recycling Coalition

18.03.2021, 11:08 Groupe Renault Joins EV Battery Recycling Coalition Groupe Renault has joined a global collaboration launched in September 2020 by Veolia and Solvay to support closed loop recycling of end-of-life electric vehicle batteries as part of the circular economy.   With the number of electric vehicles on the road expected to grow globally from…

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Three Wheeling into the Future

15.03.2021, 06:55 Three Wheeling into the Future Veolia is trialling innovative electric tricycles that have been designed for on-street waste collection as part of its contract with Westminster City Council.   The small electric vehicles are powered by batteries that assist the rider with the additional weight of the tipping body tank where waste is…

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Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework

11.03.2021, 13:29 Veolia joins UK Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework Veolia, has secured a place on the United Kingdom’s new ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery (NZCD) Framework which is designed to advance progress on public sector’s carbon targets.   The company has been awarded a place on all four lots covering All Encompassing Technologies, Heating…

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Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews

04.03.2021, 13:41 Advocating Better Safety for Vehicle Crews A new report commissioned from University College London (UCL) by Veolia recommends operators of waste collection vehicles to adopt enhanced safety measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.   By analysing how airborne particles travel in vehicle compartments, and the role of surface contamination, the report has made an…

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Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships

08.02.2021, 11:31 Veolia Increases UK Apprenticeships Veolia is reporting a 115 per cent rise in intakes to its apprenticeships programme since 2017 as National Apprenticeship Week gets underway in the United Kingdom.   In 2020, Veolia UK & Ireland which employs 340 apprentices across its organisation, welcomed 154 new starters, and retained 99 per cent of…

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Public Support Plastics Recycling

04.02.2021, 15:23 Public Support Plastics Recycling According to new research, a majority of the UK’s adult population believe recycling will assume greater importance in the next five years with a particular emphasis on plastics. Currently only 9 per cent of plastics are recycled globally which provides for potential savings of between 30 and 150 million…

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