Plastic Surgeon is one of three organisations to have received a prestigious Gold Zero Waste Award for their commitment and innovation in reducing waste and recycling, following the latest round of judging.
A further 22 businesses from across the UK also received Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended awards for their work. The awards scheme, which is run by letsrecycle.com, recognises achievements in waste prevention, reuse, recycling and energy recovery.
Award submissions were judged by: John Holbrow from the Federation of Small Businesses; Sarahjane Widdowson, waste management and resource efficiency lead at consultancy Ricardo-AEA; Amy North, features editor at letsrecycle.com, and John Woodruff chairman of the National Association of Waste Disposal Officers.
Commenting on the entries, Ms Widdowson said: “I was very impressed by the standard of entrants to the Zero Waste Awards. Resource efficiency is evidently at the heart of the organisations taking part, and they clearly understand that it makes good business sense as well as providing fantastic environmental improvements.
“It was particularly pleasing to read about organisations that are driving waste up the hierarchy: recycling activities were maximised and even challenging waste streams were targeted; reuse was championed and waste prevention activities prioritised. I believe there are best practice examples that we can all learn from and I look forward to the results being announced so that the organisations receive the recognition they deserve.”
Mr Holbrow added: “The FSB was pleased to see the quality and quantity of the entries for the zero waste awards. Most businesses had achieved a good standard of waste management often in challenging conditions with plans for further progress. We look forward to the next zero waste awards to see the further progress made. Well done to all entrants.”