The shortlist of finalists for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed.
Now in their 17th year, the Awards, which are organised by letsrecycle.com, recognise innovation, dedication and success within the waste and recycling industries, local authorities and the wider sector.
You can see the full shortlist at the bottom of the article.
The Awards are judged by an expert panel including Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com, Jacob Hayler from the Environmental Services Association, Julia Turner from the Wood Recyclers’ Association, Jarno Stet from NAWDO and Carole Taylor from LARAC.
Mr Eminton said: “Congratulations to all those who have been selected as finalists for this year’s awards and commiserations to those who didn’t make the shortlist. As ever the judges saw a very high standard across the whole sector in all its difference activities and approaches, from individuals through to teams and partnerships. ”
The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on 6 November 2020. The immersive virtual event will mimic the format of a traditional awards ceremony, with networking tables and live announcements of category winners.
Last year’s event, attended by more than 400 people, was hosted by MasterChef star Gregg Wallace.
Further categories have been added to this year’s Awards to celebrate the exceptional work undertaken by the sector during the pandemic (see letsrecycle.com story). The shortlist for the ‘response to the coronavirus pandemic’ categories will be announced later this week.
The shortlist of finalists includes businesses, community initiatives and local authorities and is shown in full below.
FINALISTS SHORTLIST 2020
WASTE MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE IN THE RETAIL, COMMERCIAL & PUBLIC SECTOR
Sponsored by Reconomy
Azzurri Group & UKWSL – The Recycling Revolution
Central England Co-operative – Food Redistribution Project
Little Freddie and Enval Ltd – Zero Waste to Landfill Pouch Recycling Scheme
CIRCULAR ECONOMY SUCCESS
Sponsored by European Recycling Platform
AO Recycling – From Old Fridge to New
Epson Paperlab – The World’s First In Office Dry Process, Paper Recycling Machine
Westminster City Council, Veolia and Magtec
BEST USE OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY IN A WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY
Sponsored by the Environmental Services Association
GAP Group – The Most Advanced Fridge Plant in Europe
Future Industrial Services
Veolia – Endeavour Way Paper Recovery Facility
METALS RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Future Industrial Services
Phoenix County Metals
ORGANICS RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by CRJ Services
Severn Trent Green Power
PLASTICS RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Wastepack
Rock Resource Management
WOOD RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Fireward
A&A Recycling Services
EGGER Timberpak UK
PAPER RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Winfibre
Shredall SDS Group
WASTE TRANSFER & SKIP HIRE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Turmec
COLLECTION CREW OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Beauparc
Cherwell District Council
London Borough of Newham
Wychavon & FCC Environment
HWRC OR CIVIC AMENITY SITE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by REPIC
Durham County Council – Transforming Stainton Grove Household Waste Recycing Centre
SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK – Mangotsfield Household Waste Recycling Centre
Suffolk County Council & FCC Environment
HEALTH & SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Sitezone Safety
MVV Environment – Baldovie Locher Project
Total Waste Solutions – The Human Detector
Weybridge Skip Hire
THE BEST LOCAL AUTHORITY RECYCLING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Enva
Croydon Council – Service Change
Exeter City Council and Keep Britain Tidy – Ocean Recovery Project
Torfaen County Borough Council, FCC Environment, and Capital Valley Plastics – Low Density Polyethlene Recycling In Household Waste Recycling Centre & Schools
RECYCLING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Kiverco
To be shortlisted in this category you must have submitted an entry into one of the following categories:
- Metals Recycling Business of the Year
- Organics Recycling Business of the Year
- Wood Recycling Business of the Year
- Paper Recycling Business of the Year
- Plastic Recycling Business of the Year
This award will offer further recognition to the winners of the sector specific recycling business of the year and one will walk away with the esteemed Recycling Business of the Year accolade.