The National Recycling Awards Announce Winners

Over 500 people came together to celebrate MRW’s National Recycling Awards last Wednesday night to celebrate the industry’s successes.

The event was held at the London Hilton on Park Lane, the first in-person National Recycling Awards since June 2019 and was host to businesses, organisations, schools, councils and individual from all across the UK.

The National Recycling Awards received 100’s of entries demonstrating the great collaboration and innovation the UK has had in helping reducing, reusing and recycling.

Many of The National Recycling Awards including SER attended the National Recycling Forum. The forum included panel discussions on how as an industry we can achieve net zero and how we act in the wake of COP26.

Corin Williams, MRW editor, said: “The judges were bowled over this year by the breadth and depth of the entries. It is amazing to see just how inventive and committed people can be.

“In the wake of COP26 and a growing worldwide push to conserve, reuse and recycle our resources, the NRAs 2021 winners are showing what can be achieved.

“At the end of a very challenging year for all of us, it is gratifying to see so many people letting their hair down and celebrating.”

The full list of 2021’s National Recycling Award’s Winners are as follows:

  • Circular Economy Initiative – Plastics – Winner: Tesco and Faerch – Tray to tray recycling
  • Circular Economy Initiative – WEEE/Hazardous Waste – Winner: Coventry University – Bioleaching for the recycling of precious metals from WEEE
  • Rising Star – Winner: Tia Wills = East Northamptonshire Council in partnership with FCC Environment
  • Food Waste Initiative – Winner: Veolia in partnership with Lambeth Council – Communal Food Waste Recycling Expansion
  • Recycling Excellence – Winner: Moy Park with Biffa – Recycling of contaminated LDPE
  • Smarter Systems Award – Winner: Air Products – Harnessing Industry 4.0 to Optimise Performance in the Aluminium Industry
  • Highly Commended: Winner: Greyparrot – AI Waste recognition system for recycling
  • Local Authority Success – Winner: East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Campaign to reduce nappy contamination
  • Partnership Excellence – Commercial- Winner: The Green Parts Specialists and Ageas Insurance – Recycled Green Parts for vehicle repairs
  • Highly Commended: Winner: Clean Tech UK and BioteCH4 – PET recycling powered by food waste recycling
  • Partnership Excellence – Public/private sector – Winner: Veolia with Westminster City council – West End reopening
  • Employer Initiative of the Year – Winner: O’Donovan Waste Disposal – Dynamo welfare project
  • Team of the Year  – Winner: ODS – Oxford City Council – Recycling and waste team
  • Social value initiative – Organisation – Winner: Neighbourly – Surplus redistribution programme
  • Highly Commended: ELITE Paper Solutions – Creating opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Social Value Initiative – Project – Winner: Shred Station – The ‘Frontline Faceshields’ project
  • Innovation Award – Winner: Levenseat and Innovative Ash Solutions – Using treated ACPr in civil engineering
  • Innovation Award – Systems & Technology – Winner: FRC Group – UltraClean mattress cleaning and reuse machine
  • Recycling Facility of the Year – Winner: Davis Commercial Services – Commercial Refrigeration Processing and Treatment Facility, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.
  • Campaign of the Year – Small – Winner: One Trafford Partnership (Trafford Council with Amey) – Paper Blues
  • Campaign of the Year – Large – Winner: University of Southampton – The TRACE project
  • Recycled Product of the Year – Winner: Morph Bricks Ltd  –  sustainable modular construction system
  • Circular Economy Initiative – Winner: Tamlite Lighting in partnership with EWRG – The Tamlite Circular Economy