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National Recycling Awards - finalists announced!

After nail-biting weeks of anticipation and excitement, MRW can at last reveal the finalists battling it out for the prestigious National Recycling Awards.

The waste management and recycling industry’s leading awards for best practice recognise the great and the good, ensuring those organisations leading the way are awarded for their efforts. And entrants for this year’s awards did not disappoint, leaving the judges a difficult job in selecting the winners.

MRW editor Paul Sanderson said: “It is a real achievement to become a finalist at the National Recycling Awards and I’d like to congratulate all of those companies and organisations that have got this far. All of the judges will tell you how hard it is to pick out finalists among the high standard of entries received.

“I’m looking forward to what should be a fantastic night on 15 July, and I hope to see as many of the finalists there as possible.”


The finalists are:

Best New Technology Award

  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Clancy Docwra
  • Geesink Norba
  • Mechline Developments
  • scrap-ex


Recycled Packaging of the Year

  • Closed Loop Recycling
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Home Retail Group ( Argos and Homebase)
  • Vegware


Best Recycled Product

Sponsored by : UPM

  • Newlife Paints   
  • Swift Invent
  • Swish Building Products
  • Isover glass wool insulation


Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year

Sponsored by : REPIC

  • Cherwell District Council 
  • Recolight
  • The Electronic Waste Company
  • Viridor


Best Partnership Project for Recycling

  • Broadgate Estates  - British Land, Broadgate Estates, Ashurst, Baring Asset Management, Calyon, Deutsche Bank, European Bank of Reconstruction & Development, Foreign & Colonial, Henderson
  • Cory Environmental Recycling Services - Caterpillar Logistics Services UK, Cory Environmental Recycling Services
  • Lime (part of PHS Datashred), Howard Smith Paper Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Steinbeis Papier Gmbh
  • Veolia Environmental Services -  Veolia Environmental Services, Southwark Council, British Heart Foundation
  • Viridor Laing - Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA), Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester)  (VLGM), Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC), Bury MBC, Manchester City
  • Whitbread  - Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, Biogen Greenfinch, Veolia 


Small Business Recycling Initiative

  • i-plas
  • Junk It
  • Leap - design for change
  • Recycle & Grow Northamptonshire Limited
  • Sonae Industria (UK)
  • Tiny Box Company


 Retail Recycler of the Year

  • Queensgate Shopping Centre
  • Festival Place Shopping Centre
  • Drake Bideford  -  Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping Centre
  • Marks & Spencer in partnership with Severnside Recycling and Shanks Waste Management
  • Hammerson in partnership with PDM
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises - WestQuay Shopping Centre


Construction Recycler of the Year

  • BAM Nuttall
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • Clancy Docwra
  • Skanska
  • Thanet Waste Services t/a TW Services


Public Sector Recycling Achievement Award

  • Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
  • Royal Air Force Marham
  • Royal Brompton Hospital
  • UK Border Agency - Home Office


Local Authority Target Success

Sponsored by :

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Denbighshire County Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Norwich City Council
  • Tower Hamlets Council
  • Trafford Council


Local Authority Team of the Year

Sponsored by : Wastepack

  • Fife Council
  • Hackney Council
  • Hull City Council
  • Islington Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council


Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year

  • Anyjunk
  • Greenstar UK
  • J&G Environmental
  • Viridor
  • Vital Earth


The Waste Minimisation Award

Sponsored by : Environment Agency

  • Condensation Removal Company 
  • Fife Council Building Services  
  • READ International
  • Skanska
  • United Biscuits


Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by : Shanks Commercial

To be announced on the night


Winners will be announced at the not-to-be-missed National Recycling Awards evening awards ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane on 15 July. For more information on how to attend, visit

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