More than 600 people were brought together by MRW’s National Recycling Awards last night to celebrate the sector’s achievements.
The event, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, marked the culmination of a tough judging process, with entries submitted from across the UK.
Finalists and industry figures also gathered earlier at the daytime conference. This included keynote speeches from the Welsh Government and Mary Creagh, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). Creagh used the event to announce a new inquiry by MPs into WEEE.
Deposit return schemes and modern day slavery were also discussed, in addition to cybercrime and digitisation.
Attendees also had the opportunity to learn about various industry campaigns from their peers at live judging sessions held at the venue throughout the day.
Corin Williams, MRW editor, said: “Every year through the awards we discover and celebrate truly ground-breaking initiatives, technology and services. This year is no exception.
“There has been intense public scrutiny of our sector recently, and there is quite rightly a lot of concern about where our waste ends up.
“The MRW National Recycling Award 2019 winners show that our industry has the inspiration, expertise and enthusiasm to meet these challenges and lead from the front.”
- The August issue of MRW will give the low-down on every winner
Rising Star: Matt Manning
Food Waste Initiative: Hubbub
Smarter Systems (Efficiency) award: Egbert Taylor
Recycling Excellence – Large Organisation: Multiplex Construction Europe, Protec International and Lindner Facades
Recycling Excellence – SME Organisation: MGB Plastics
Health & Safety Initiative (Large & SME): Viridor
Local Authority Success – Overall Service Charge: Stroud District Council
Local Authority Success – Targeted Improvement Scheme: Manchester City Council
Excellence in Learning & Development: British Metals Recycling Association
Partnership Excellence – Commercial: UKWSL and Marston’s
Partnership Excellence – Public/Private Sector: Recycling Lives, Serco and Amey
Start-Up of the Year: Thompson Recycling and Landfill
Recycled Product of the Year: Garçon Wines
Waste Reduction Initiative – Commercial: Globechain
Waste Reduction Initiative - Public Sector/Third Sector: Oxfordshire County Council and Community Action Group Project Oxfordshire
Independent Operator of the Year: Warrens-Group
Campaign of the Year - Up to £10k: Basildon Council
Highly commended: Saint James Church of England Primary Academy and Hubbub and Barley Communications
Campaign of the Year - Above £10k: London Waste and Recycling Board
Highly commended: B&M Waste Services
Team of the Year – Commercial: Axion Polymers
Team of the Year - Public/Third Sector: Islington Council
Recycling Facility of the Year: Plastipak/Clean Tech