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Winners announced for the 2015 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management

Karla GowlettCommercial organisations, local authorities, community groups and individual recycling pioneers were honoured at the twelfth annual Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2015. The prestigious annual ceremony, organised by letsrecycle.com, took place at the Landmark Hotel in London, on Thursday, 14th May.

The awards were hosted by one of the most recognised faces and voices in British broadcasting, Eamonn Holmes. Sponsors of each category revealed the winners of the 11 highly-acclaimed Awards – widely acknowledged as the industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.

The panel of judges agreed the following entrants were worthy of the highest accolades:

ZERO WASTE PLATINUM AWARD, sponsored by SAICA Natur and Wastecare

Winner: New York Bakery and Biffa IRM

RETAIL RECYCLING CHAMPION, sponsored by Smart Solutions

Winner: Intu Chapelfield Shopping Centre

CIRCULAR ECONOMY SUCCESS, sponsored by Textiles Recycling Association

Winner:  Novelis: Closing The Loop With Aluminium

WASTE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE IN THE COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC SECTOR, sponsored by Taylor Bins

Winner:  Telefonica O2: O2 Recycle

DESIGN OF A WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY, sponsored by the Environmental Services Association

Winner:  Viridor: Rochester Plastics Recycling Facility

THE BEST COMMUNITY RECYCLING INITIATIVE, sponsored by DHL Envirosolutions

Winner:  Blackpool Council: Rover Mobile Recycling Service

RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Ceris Burns International

Winner: PHS Waste Management

COLLECTION CREW OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Bywaters

Winner:  SUEZ environnement: K7

CIVIC AMENITY SITE OF THE YEAR, sponsored by REPIC

Winner:  Amey PLC: Brixworth Household Recycling Centre

THE BEST LOCAL AUTHORITY RECYCLING INITIATIVE, sponsored by Hadfield Wood Recyclers

Winner:  Cheshire West and Chester Council: Chester Student Communication Campaign

LOCAL AUTHORITY RECYCLING CHAMPION, sponsored by Biffa

Winner:  Simone Singleton: South Bucks District Council:

Steve Eminton, Editor, letsrecycle.com said: “Coming this year in the wake of the General Election, these awards serve to show how local authorities, industry and the third sector get on with looking after the environment even if waste and recycling issues are not being pushed by politicians.”

Keynote speaker, Sophie Thomas, Co-Director of Design, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) shared her experience of closed loop thinking and new models for circular business.

The event was at complete capacity and provided a fantastic networking opportunity for guests from industry, local authorities and the third sector.

The next Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management will be held on 19 May 2016. For further information visit www.awardsforexcellence.co.uk or contact  Daniella Jarvie-Thomas at Environment Media Group by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 7633 4524.

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