Viridor signs energy recovery contract with phs Group

Viridor has signed a five-year contract with phs Group, committing to provide energy recovery for 40,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste across the UK each year.

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The multi-million pound contract will give hygiene services provider phs national coverage of its sites, reducing the road mileage required to dispose of hygiene waste sustainably and increasing capacity.

The agreement will help the company reach its LifeCycle strategy goals. phs aims to divert up to 95% of the 65,000 tonnes of hygiene waste it collects each year from landfill into the National Grid by 2021.

Paul Ringham, commercial director at Viridor, said: “Viridor’s fleet of energy recovery facilities across the UK provided the sustainable waste management strategy phs was looking for. 

“A key part of Viridor’s relationship with phs is the emphasis on attaching a purpose to waste which cannot be recycled, putting this residual waste to work in a process which creates low-carbon electricity and contributes to UK energy security.”

“This is an ambition shared by phs which, like Viridor, views all waste as a resource and not rubbish.”

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