Zero Waste Awards 2021 winners announced  

The latest winners of the Zero Waste Awards were announced today, with Hackney council, Printwaste and Norton Packaging all winning four star status.

The Zero Waste Awards were set up in 2010 by letsrecycle.com

Set up in 2010 by letsrecycle.com, the Zero Waste scheme has more than 500 members and recognises businesses and organisations committed to increasing the amount of waste they reduce, reuse and recycle. Today, the scheme has also welcomed 23 more organisations.

Entries are broken up into 10 different categories, enabling organisations to benchmark against those in the same sector. These categories are sponsored by key expert partners who are happy to provide free advice and guidance to any business looking to improve their environmental credentials.

The recipients of 2021 Zero Waste Awards will be recognised and given a chance to network with their industry peers at a lunch on the 19 November.

The lunch will be held at Altitude London

The informal luncheon also provides a setting to discover the latest initiatives and innovation designed to minimise, reduce and prevent waste.

It includes a keynote address by CIWM Senior Vice President, Anna Willets and the ceremony is hosted by letsrecycle.com editor, Steve Eminton.

The scheme is supported by a number of partners which are: Bywaters, Powerday, Reconomy and Wastepack.

You can see the list of winners from the April round of judging here.

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit https://www.zerowasteawards.co.uk/ceremony 


The latest four star winners (out of five) include Norton Packaging for its commitment to encouraging consumers to reuse cardboard boxes, rescuing as many as possible in order to cut waste.

Hackney council also won a four star award for its ZeroWasteHackney ‘Go Beyond Recycling’ waste reduction campaign, which helps residents to waste less.

The program entails 19 schemes, projects, and campaigns that give Hackney’s residents the opportunity to get, repair, and/or exchange items and goods for free or at affordable prices.

Printwaste also won a four stars, having recycled over 90% of the 28,555 tonnes of waste handled in 2020.

The whole list of the latest winners from the October round of judging for 2021 are below.

Four-Star Winners


Hackney Council

HMPPS Grendon and Springhill


Norton Packaging


Re-Tek (UK) Td

Synetiq Ltd

Terex Dungannon In Partnership With Recyco

Three-Star Winners

Allwood Recycling Solutions Ltd


Lough Erne Resort

Mccarthy Marland (Recycling) Ltd

Moock Environmental Solutions

Plumstead Pantry Se18

SMB Records Management

RMF Installation and Services Ltd

Two-Star Winners

Cigarette Waste Management Limited

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