Grundon and two of its customers have won prestigious International Silver Green Apple Environment Awards in a campaign to find the greenest companies.
The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation and, in a glittering ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday, 20 November, Grundon and Ascot Racecourse were jointly rewarded for their winning entry, Achieving a Winning Result for Waste Management at Ascot Racecourse.
They were up against more than 800 other nominations and the judges commented: “Ascot Racecourse practices year-round sustainability, partnering with Grundon Waste Management and Rockvolt. Noteable achievements by June 2023 include a 55% recycling rate, electric waste collection vehicles, and a 55.6% increase in recycling. These changes saved 126,560 kgs of CO2, equivalent to planting 641 trees.”
A second Grundon customer, Tower Bridge House, which marks the gateway to St Katherine’s Dock and Tower Bridge, was complimented on recent recycling measures, including increasing collections of dry mixed recycling, food waste, glass and coffee cups, and diverting non-recyclable waste from landfill.
Stephen Hill, Grundon’s General Manager – Group Commercial Development, said: “We are all absolutely delighted for our customers and proud that our partnership approach has been recognised by the judges in delivering true best practice in waste and recycling. Well done to all the team.”
The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-profit, non-political environment group that began in 1994 to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.