The shortlist for the 2016 National Recycling Awards (NRAs) has been announced ahead of the glittering finale night in July.
Judges have been scrutinising the entries in the various categories during March, and those shortlisted are listed on the special NRA website.
The key decisions on the winners take place in the coming weeks when, for the second year, those on the category shortlists will be presenting their good work in person to panels of judges at the MRW offices.
The event culminates in the awards evening itself at the London Hilton on Park Lane on the evening of 6 July. The NRAs are the biggest awards event in the waste sector and have been staged since 1999.
MRW editor Robin Latchem said: “The entries on our shortlist this year highlight the breadth of expertise in today’s waste and resource management sector, despite the challenging market conditions.
“We have all witnessed the impact of secondary material prices being at their lowest for years, local authority budget cuts and significant changes in Government policy since the last election.
“Even so, I’ve been hugely encouraged by the evidence in front of us that enterprise and innovation are alive and well. Each year, those who claim the NRA category awards can justifiably claim that smart thinking, awareness of customer needs and a commitment to best practice is a winning combination, whatever the circumstances.”