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National Recycling Awards - the winners

The best of British recycling has been celebrated at the 2012 National Recycling Awards.

The top awards at the event in London went to the recycling and waste management businesses of the year. Banner Business Services claimed the category for large companies while the SME title went to Recolight.

Lifetime achievement award went to Jane Stephenson, chief executive of Resource Futures and Roger Hewitt, honorary treasurer of CIWM and the chairman of the board of IWM Business Services.

MRW editor Emma Maier noted that the occasion came in the year that the magazine was celebrating its 100th year and the awards marked the highest achievers of the British waste and recycling industries.

The awards in full:

Best Energy from Waste Initiative 
Winner: HRS Heat Exchangers

  • Highly Commended: Harper Adams University College

Best Partnership Project for Recycling
Winner: TOR2

  • Highly Commended: Lush

Best Recycled Product
Winner: Newlife Paints

  • Highly Commended: Vertech

Business Recycler of the Year
Winner: Tube Lines

  • Highly Commended: Moy Park

Construction Recycler of the Year
Winner: Magnox

  • Highly Commended: Tarmac

Efficiency Initiative of the Year
Winner: Waltham Forest Council, Furnishing the Future

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycler of the Year
Winner: Tetronic

Fleet Initiative of the Year
Winner: PHS Datashred

Local Authority Innovation Award
Winner: Lancashire County Council, Bag For Lit.

Local Authority Team of the Year
Winner: Wyre Forest District Council

  • Highly Commended: Bournemouth Borough Council

Materials Recycler of the Year (Large)
Winner: Eurocell

  • Highly Commended: UPM Kymmene (UK)

Materials Recycler of the Year (SME)
Winner: National Community Wood Recycling Project

  • Highly Commended: Active4All
  • Highly Commended: Plastic Surgeon

Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year (Large)
Winner: Banner Business Services

Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year (SME)
Winner: Recolight

  • Highly Commended: Casepak
  • Highly Commended: Hadfield Wood Recyclers

Retail Recycler of the Year
Winner: BrightHouse

Waste Minimisation Award
Winner: North Herts District Council

  • Highly Commended: FareShare
  • Highly Commended: Freegle

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Jane Stephenson MBE, chief executive, Resource Futures
Roger Hewitt, honorary treasurer, CIWM and Chairman of the Board of IWM Business Services

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