The list of finalists for the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been unveiled, with businesses, community organisations and councils all in the running for accolades.
Winners are due to be announced at a celebratory luncheon and Awards Ceremony on 19 May at the Landmark Hotel, London.
Launched in 2004, the Awards organised by letsrecycle.com reward innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries.
This year’s expert judging panel included: Sally Talbot vice chair, LARAC; Linda Crichton, head of collections & quality programme, WRAP; Simon Ellin, Recycling Association chief executive; Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com; Samantha Sen, policy advisor, British Council of Shopping Centres; Toni Waters, communications and membership officer, Environmental Services Association; Nigel Harvey, chief executive, Recolight; and, Helen Middleton, market development manager, Furniture Reuse Network.
2016 saw a high level of quality entries and judges were keen to highlight the overall high quality of the competing entries.
Steve Eminton said: “It is encouraging to see so many businesses taking their responsibility to recycle seriously, through some really positive initiatives including great involvement of staff.
“We were also impressed with the standard of entries from local authorities, who continue to do a terrific job in encouraging the public to recycle, despite severe budget challenges.”
Tickets to attend the prestigious event are still available, and can be purchased via http://www.awardsforexcellence.co.uk/.
Zero Waste Platinum Award sponsored by WasteCare
Airedale Chemical Company, Keighley
Blueberry Foods, Leicester in partnership with PH Hull and Sons
Kettleby Foods, Leicester in partnership with PH Hull and Sons
The Stratford Shopping Centre, London
Retail Recycling Champion sponsored by Smart Solutions
Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester with Every Can Counts
McArthurGlen Designer Outlets with Helistrat
Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow with William Tracey Group
Tesco with DS Smith – Metro and Express stores in Scotland
Circular Economy Success
Company Shop, Barnsley
Corporate Sustainability, PWC, London
Kenney Blocks, Suez
Waste Management Initiative in the Commercial and Public Sector sponsored by Egbert Taylor Group
Adelie Foods, Milton Keynes with Veris Strategies
City Hotel, Derry
The St Botolph Building, London with CBRE
Innovation in the Design of a Waste Management Facility sponsored by ESA
Bridport Waste Management Centre – Dorset Waste Partnership
Higher Brynn Composting and Recycling Facility, Cornwall – The Green Waste Company
South Kirkby Waste Treatment Facility, Wakefield – Shanks
The Best Community Recycling Initiative
2nd Chance Furniture Reuse, Chapter 1 Charity, Nuneaton
Giveacar, National Charity Car Donation Service
Norfolk Master Composters, Norfolk County Council
Team Total, Total Reuse CIC, Skelmersdale
Recycling Business of the Year sponsored by Ceris Burns
Biogen (UK) Ltd
O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London
The Woodhorn Group, West Sussex
Collection Crew of the Year sponsored by UK WSL
Collection Crews, Oxford City Council
Estate Recycling Two, London Borough of Islington
University of East Anglia Collection Crew, Norse Waste Solutions, Norwich
Civic Amenity Site of the Year sponsored by Repic
Llantrisant CRC, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Sheerness HWRC, Kent with Biffa
WEEE service at Cannock HWRC, Staffordshire with FCC Environment and Katharine House Hospice
The Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative sponsored by Hadfield Wood Recyclers
High Rise Flats Recycling, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Recycling contamination reduction, Ansa Environmental Services for Cheshire East Council
Waste Reduction, Gloucester City Council
Zero Waste Action Plan, The Waste Management Service, Belfast City Council
Local Authority Recycling Champion sponsored by Biffa
James Baughan, Oxford City Council
Janice Grant, Islington Council, London
Maria Kampioti, London Borough of Sutton
Andy Malcolm, Dundee City Council