Awards: CRUK celebrates members' recycling achievements
The second annual Carpet Recycling Awards ceremony on the eve of the CRUK Conference in June celebrated the achievements of members' innovations, commitment and best practice in the sector. Mark Shayler from environmental creative agency Ape presented the Awards.
Neville Hinchliffe (pictured with Mark Shayler) was awarded Recycling Champion of the Year for his enthusiastic commitment to recycling offcuts and post-consumer carpet at Arighi Bianchi, who worked with two recyclers to achieve zero waste to landfill. Tony Winder of Winder Carpets Ltd and Louise Abbott of Designer Contracts Ltd were Highly Commended.
Reuse Member of the Year went to Greenstream Flooring, for recovering 500 tonnes of carpet tiles and generating huge community and social benefits. Spruce Carpets was also Highly Commended. Designer Contracts Ltd took Take Back Partner of the Year for achieving a 90% diversion rate having diverted 250 tonnes of carpet from landfill. Linney Cooper and Oxbridge Flooring were Highly Commended in this category.
Mid UK Recycling was named Recycler of the Year in recognition of its innovative, large-capacity recycling process, which handled 20,000 tonnes of materials last year. Desso, James Robinson Fibres Ltd, Tuf Recycling BV and Anglo Recycling Technology Ltd were also Highly Commended.