Small Businesses Invited to enter Recycling Awards

National Recycling Awards 2008

Small firms are being invited to demonstrate their commitment to recycling and minimising waste at this year’s National Recycling Awards.

National Recycling Awards 2008

Run by Materials Recycling Week magazine, the awards are open to any small business that plays an active part in the recycling process or is involved in the production chain of recycled products. There are two categories small businesses can enter.

The SME category, the Corus Small Business Recycling Initiative, is open to all businesses with fewer than 250 employees. Entrants must submit a 400–word summary stating why they should win, in addition to any supporting audio, visual or written information.

Businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors, which are based in town centres, can also enter the new Best High Street Recycler category. Those entering this category must emphasise the commitment of their staff to the recycling initiative.

Entrants will be judged on:

  • evidence of recycling or waste-reduction initiatives
  • communication of these initiatives to staff, customers and suppliers
  • a policy towards suppliers requiring them to adopt similar practices
  • targets set and results achieved for the initiatives.

“These awards will represent to their peers that they are exceptional at recycling and they can use it to promote their business as a green business, and to win more customers,”

said senior events manager at the National Recycling awards, Liz Norris.

The closing date for the awards is 22nd August and all entries must relate to the period from 1st January 2007 to 22nd August 2008. Winners will be announced at the Telford International Centre on 12 November 2008.

More information is available at the national recycling awards website.

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