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Why the UK Needs to Simplify Waste Reform

Gavin Graveson, Senior Executive Vice President for Veolia Northern Europe, comments on the government’s Resources and waste Strategy for England as a Parliamentary Inquiry convenes to consider written evidence submitted to it since the policy was first announced. The Resources and Waste Strategy represents a huge transformation for the waste sector, but the delays since 2018…

News

Tesco and Veolia to Recycle Soft Plastic and Support Schools

A new partnership involving Tesco, Veolia, Groundwork and local councils in the UK will introduce greener areas in schools and educate children about the environment. The Veolia Orchard campaign will be donating almost 600 fruit trees and 800 strawberry plants to schools limited by space or without green areas. Now in its second year the…

News

Veolia Expand UK Solar Capacity

Veolia are providing an additional 59MWp of renewable electricity capacity following the start of operations at the UK’s largest solar array on a restored landfill area.  Capable of generating electricity equivalent to the demand of over 15,000 homes, the site at Ockendon, in Essex, has been developed with technology provider REG Power Management, using the…

News

Veolia Comments on Material Focus Vape Research

Donald Macphail, Chief Operating Officer – Treatment at Veolia UK, comments on research finding the number of disposable single-use vapes discarded weekly has quadrupled to 5 million over the last year. According to the latest research from independent not-for-profit organisation Material Focus, the number of disposable single-use vapes thrown away has soared from 1.3 million…

News

Veolia to Showcase Practical Solutions for Climate Change at UK Event

On 12 September Veolia is hosting a new event to raise awareness of ecological challenges including decarbonisation, depollution and the optimisation of the earth’s resources. The one-day free-to-attend conference, called VEO23, will cover how the natural ecosystems of people, planet, and society are interconnected, and the practical solutions that can balance human progress and counter…

Appointments

Veolia Appoints Environmental Leader to Executive Committee

Cory Reynolds has joined Veolia as Corporate Affairs and Communications Director, and as a member of its Executive Committee. An established leader in the environmental services and water industries, Cory brings wide-ranging communications expertise as well as a passion for policy and public affairs. Cory will lead Veolia UK and I’s external and internal communications,…

News

Home of Cricket to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is set to extend the sustainability credentials of the Lord’s ground through a wide-ranging recycling partnership with Veolia. Under the new contract Veolia will help increase current recycling rates by 50-60%, by capturing key materials through the introduction of onsite systems to manage the streams covering food, dry mixed recycling and…

News

Closing the Loop on Plastic Milk Bottles

UK convenience retailer One Stop has rolled out an initiative to recycle over 380,000 plastic milk bottles annually from its stores following a successful trial involving Veolia.   Own label milk bottles from vending machines and staff refreshment facilities are collected from One Stop’s distribution centres by Veolia on a weekly basis and transported to a…

News

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Yellow Plant

Trials on yellow plant have demonstrated potential carbon savings of 58 per cent across Veolia’s fleet of over 660 site-based machines in the United Kingdom.  By working with vehicle manufacturers to optimize vehicle settings, training operators to maximise productivity, and lowering maintenance requirements through better operating regimes, the company is advancing the transition to net…

News

Powering Waste Collection with Waste

Westminster City Council and Veolia have announced the full-scale rollout of the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet.  The vehicles are the next generation in electric Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV) development and will deliver a cleaner and quieter service, powered directly by energy generated from the waste they collect. Housed in a specially designed depot,…

News

Welcoming Caroline: Veolia Deploys Electric Telehandler at Integrated Waste Management Facility

Veolia has introduced an electric MRF 360 telehandler at its Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark as part of a switch from electric to diesel in the UK. The telehandler will be used to load incoming recyclable waste into the bag splitters of the Material Recovery Facility (MRF), which separates the different recyclable materials…

News

Marching with Pride

Employees from Veolia participated in London’s annual Pride parade alongside a fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles adorned with a vibrant display of footprints to symbolise unity and diversity. Over seventy employees from across the country gathered to celebrate and support the group’s diverse workforce and the LGBTQIA+ communities they serve. Several departments contributed to…

News

Mall of the Emirates Sets New Sustainability Standard

Mall of the Emirates has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level in the LEED green building rating system. The certification validates sustainability measures that have been implemented at the world’s largest retail destination which is owned and operated by the Majid Al Futtaim group supported by Veolia’s…

News

Why Purpose Pays Off

According to a YouGov survey for Veolia, companies in the United Kingdom risk losing up to half their workforce if they fail to pursue a purposeful corporate mission. The survey of over 2,000 employees revealed 50% would be likely to leave a company whose purpose did not align with their personal values. Gen Z, those…

FM Magazine

International Women in Engineering Day: Interview with Jamie Dunn from Veolia

In advance of International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, Jamie Dunn, National Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer (UK) at Veolia, tells Facilities Management Magazine why she got into engineering. How did you get into Engineering? Growing up, I had a keen interest in “how things worked”. As a kid my Dad would take me…

News

Veolia Expands Hazardous Waste Capacity in North East England

Veolia is bolstering its hazardous waste capacity in the north east of England with the establishment of a state-of-the-art Hazardous Waste Transfer Station in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The new facility which is located on a secure site has been designed to cater to the needs of the chemical, agrochemical, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical industries in the region, offering…

Contracts

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Awards Sustainable FM Contract

Veolia has been selected to deliver a new multi-million pound “sustainable” FM contract that will focus on implementing hard services and carbon reduction measures across 144,300 square metres of patient care facilities. Under its contract with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, the resource management provider will manage around 20,000 assets. Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust…

News

Celebrating Green Goals

Today, Wembley Stadium and Veolia thanked the fans at last week’s Women’s FA Cup Final for their help in achieving 77% recycling rates. Seven proved to be the lucky number during last Sunday’s game with a record-breaking 77,390 fans also in attendance. Now, to ensure Wembley continues to score more green goals for the planet,…

News

Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 Award

Veolia has been included as a Top 40 employer in the inaugural list of Best Places to Work published by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper. The French multinational environmental services provider was also commended highly as an employer of the over 55s. The new awards celebrate organisations with high levels of employee engagement and support for…

News

A Right Royal Cleanup!

As London hosted the party of the year Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, worked tirelessly to ensure the city’s streets were fit for the UK’s first coronation in 70 years. An estimated two million people gathered to see the King’s Coronation, followed by that of the Queen on Saturday, with 100 Veolia operatives…

News

Veolia Launches UK Vape Collection scheme

A new vape collection service from Veolia UK will provide safe disposal and recycling routes for an estimated three million vapes that are thrown away each week. With over 143 million vapes discarded every year, the environmental services company can now facilitate the collection and transport of vapes from retailers to a recycling facility to…

News

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Awards Decarbonisation Contract

Veolia has been selected to decarbonisation projects at two acute hospitals for the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, one of England’s largest teaching hospital trusts with some 2.8 million patients annually. Using a £22 million investment from the Salix Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) Phase 3a, and additional Trust funding, the Good Hope Hospital…

News

Businesses Can Do More to Accelerate Water Conservation

Almost three quarters of participants in a global survey of attitudes towards water conservation believe businesses should prioritise conserving water. The Water, Sustainability and Climate Change survey which was commissioned by Ecolab questioned consumers in eight countries and found only a quarter agree companies are taking the “right amount of action” to conserve water. 60 per cent…

News

Dover District Council Reduces Carbon Emissions

Dover has recorded a 7.5 per cent decrease in carbon emissions under a new environmental services contract with Veolia. The global environmental services contractor’s commitment to supporting Dover District Council to achieve its objective of Carbon Net Zero by 2030 has made a positive start, with the carbon footprint of electricity, gas and fuel consumed…

News

Jardine Motors Cuts Carbon with Circular Waste Oil Management

Jardine Motors is the first UK “top ten” dealership to reduce carbon emissions with Veolia’s fully circular waste oil management platform. The automotive retail group which represents 14 premium and luxury brands including Audi, Mercedes, Ferrari and Porsche, took the decisive step to manage waste oil sustainably by contributing it to the circular economy. Jardine…

News

Veolia Expands UK Clinical and Medical Waste Management Capabilities

Veolia has extended its medical waste management capabilities to address key issues for the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector and NHS, including carbon emissions generated by traditional clinical waste hierarchy positions.  New services will help organisations in making further progress towards their net-zero ambitions by optimising compliant handling, management and treatment of waste streams that fall…

Europe

Veolia Reaches New UK Net Zero Milestone

Veolia is now delivering more than six times more renewable electricity to the grid than it uses at 400 offices and sites in the UK. By generating 856 GWh of electricity using a combination of biomass, landfill gas, biogas and Energy Recovery facilities (ERF), that qualify under the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme,…

News

Hammersmith & Fulham Awards Waste and Recycling Contract

Veolia will support The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s net zero 2030 ambitions under a new long-term environmental services contract. Awarded for a term of over 9 years, the new contract includes kerbside recycling and waste collections, bulky waste and street cleansing and will expand an existing food waste recycling scheme to cover the whole…

News

Energy from Wastewater Powering 800 Scottish Homes

Veolia is helping Scottish Water on its journey to net zero by increasing the amount of renewable energy generated at Edinburgh’s largest Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). Seafield WwTW in Leith has been a net exporter of renewable electricity since June 2022, producing 108 per cent of the electricity it requires to run the site, with…

News

Veolia Senior EVP Elevated to Fellowship of Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Gavin Graveson, Veolia Senior Executive Vice President Northern Europe Zone has been awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) in recognition of his contribution to the waste and recycling industry. The award, presented by CIWM’s Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Poulter, highlights the distinguished professional attainment, in the sphere of resource and waste…

News

Veolia Sustainability Fund Supported 96 UK Grassroots Community Projects in 2022

Veolia is continuing to deliver ecological transformation through its Sustainability Fund which supported 96 grassroots projects with more than £80,000 in funding last year and will be open to new applications in April. The Sustainability Fund was launched in 2021 after a challenging couple of years, during which, many communal spaces and local services suffered.…

News

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

Energy Management

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

Contracts

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…

Environment

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…

Contracts

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…

Energy Management

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…

Education

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

Supporting the Plastic Circular Economy

28.01.2021, 12:45 Supporting the Plastic Circular Economy Veolia UK & Ireland has expanded its plastic recycling capacity in the United Kingdom by 8,000 tonnes, and extended processing to over 100 different grades of the material in line with new targets for reducing environmental leakage and returning plastic to the supply chain for reuse.   Working…

Environment

Wood Recycling Plant Opens Ahead of COP26

08.01.2021, 09:18 Wood Recycling Plant Opens Ahead of COP26 A new facility in north west England expands Veolia’s wood recycling capacity by 50,000 metric tonnes and bolsters biomass energy production.   Adding to the 410,000 tonnes of waste wood already processed by Veolia each year, the new site will feed wide ranging wood recycling operations,…

FM Magazine

Supporting the UK’s Transition to Net Zero

Gavin Graveson, EVP Veolia UK&I and Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), comments on the UK government’s white paper on transitioning to net zero by 2050. The UK government has today set out ambitious plans to clean up our energy system, support up to 220,000 British jobs, and keep bills affordable as the country…

Contracts

Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC

07.12.2020, 14:56 Dublin Teaching Hospital Awards EPC St. James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Veolia in partnership with the Carbon and Energy Fund Ireland (CEFI). Under the agreement, Veolia will manage projects covering the design, delivery, installation, commissioning and operation of a wide range of energy upgrades in…

COP26

Inauguration of ESA Chair

27.11.2020, 14:12 Inauguration of ESA Chair Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, has been inaugurated as the new Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), succeeding Viridor managing director, Phil Piddington.   ESA Chairs are elected bi-annually from its board of directors, with member organisations having invested billion of pounds during the…

Environment

Praise for Electrical Recycling Facility

26.11.2020, 17:20 Praise for Electrical Recycling Facility Member of Parliament for Bridgnorth and Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) chair, Philip Dunne, has praised a local Veolia facility for its contribution to recycling electrical products. During a visit to the plant that coincided with the publication of an EAP report into Electrical Waste and the Circular Economy,…

Environment

Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19

19.11.2020, 22:56 Helping Northern Ireland Water Manage Covid-19 Teams from Veolia have been providing essential water treatment services at wastewater treatment plants in Northern Ireland throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.   Implemented at all wastewater treatment it operates, the company’s Optimised Operations and Maintenance (VOOM) methodology is now showing how it can work effectively through the…

News

Comment on the UK Prime Minister’s New Ten Point Plan

18.11.2020, 12:33 Comment on the UK Prime Minister’s New Ten Point Plan Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice President of Veolia UK and Ireland, comments on the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’s “Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution for 250,000 jobs”. Today, the Prime Minister published a 10 point plan for jobs creation during the new…

COP26

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

11.11.2020, 12:38 Taking Responsibility for Climate Change According to findings from a recent YouGov poll for Veolia, 77 per cent of adults in Britain believe responsibility for climate action rests with the current generation and its leaders.   In a survey with YouGov, two in five GB adults asked also said that their concern about…

Automation & AI

Supporting End-to-End Resource Management

09.11.2020, 09:23 Supporting End-to-End Resource Management Veolia’s new e-commerce solution is believed to be the first in the resource management sector to enable business customers to request quotes, and order products and services online.   The online system enables customers to process quotes, convert it to an order, and receive an invoice when the service…

Education

Record UK Investment in Plastic Recycling Technology

16.10.2020, 00:11 Record UK Investment in Plastic Recycling Technology UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £20 million in four cutting-edge recycling plants that reduce landfill and incineration of waste plastics, and recycle waste into sustainable plastics. The investment from the organisation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund combines with £65 million of industry funding to create…

Contracts

Low Carbon Energy for Life Science Campus

05.10.2020, 18:58 Low Carbon Energy for Life Science Campus Veolia, is set to deliver low carbon energy to the UK’s largest single site life science campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire. Designed, installed and operated by Veolia the new energy services will provide around 45GWh of electricity and 200GWh of heat to support companies involved…

Environment

Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery

17.09.2020, 14:42 Supporting a Greener Economic Recovery Tim Duret, Director of Sustainable Technology at Veolia UK and Ireland, comments ahead of Recycling Week 2020 in the United Kingdom from 21-27 September. 2020 has been the year that the environment has taken centre stage and sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Spending more time…

News

Circular Eco-system for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

11.09.2020, 12:00 Circular Eco-system for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Batteries Solvay and Veolia have partnered to establish a new European consortium that will be dedicated to promoting efficient use of critical metals used in lithium ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. With the number of electric vehicles forecast to increase from 8 million in 2020 to…

Environment

Backing the UK’s Green Economic Recovery

17.08.2020, 13:01 Backing the UK’s Green Economic Recovery Veolia’s latest Sustainability strategy, Impact 2023, aims to support innovation and new infrastructure by adding to over £2 billion the company has already invested in the UK’s circular economy.   Currently managing over 2 million metric tonnes of reclaimed material the company is now aiming to expand its…

Environment

Backing the UK’s Green Economic Recovery

17.08.2020, 12:53 Backing the UK’s Green Economic Recovery Veolia’s latest Sustainability strategy, Impact 2023, aims to support innovation and new infrastructure by adding to over £2 billion the company has already invested in the UK’s circular economy.   Currently managing over 2 million metric tonnes of reclaimed material the company is now aiming to expand its…

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