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National recycling awards 2006 finalists announced

Boots, Butlins and Tesco have all been short-listed for a National Recycling
Award, together with many other companies and organisations who have developed
recycling services or spearheaded initiatives which have helped to prevent the
waste of valuable resources in the UK.

Other finalists include local authorities, community projects and manufacturers
of environmental products. The winners will be announced by stand-up comedian
and television host, Bob Mills, at a glamorous black-tie awards ceremony to be
held at the Bournemouth International Centre on 15 November 2006.

Now in their eighth year, with a record number of 270 entries, the National
Recycling Awards organised by Materials Recycling Week are widely recognised as
the stamp of excellence in the recycling industry. The finalists, announced
today, include:

Best Local Authority Initiative:
Bexley Council;
Dacorum Borough Council;
Islington Council;
London Borough of Southwark;
Vale Royal Borough Council.

Best Industry Recycling Initiative:
3M UK PLC Aycliffe Plant;
Cambrian Printers;
DENSO Manufacturing UK Ltd;
Hitech Equipment Ltd.

Best Partnership Project for Recycling:
The Greater London Authority & CRISP;
Dundee City Council & Overgate;
Goods Again;
RDC & MillRace IT;
The City of Edinburgh Council, Miller Construction and Morley Fund Management.

Recycling Officer of the Year:
Jay Smith, City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council;
Jennie Moore, Three Rivers District Council;
Jessica Whitty, Breckland Council;
Paul Coates, Melton Borough Council;
Rebecca Goodwin, Bexley Council.

Recycling Target Success:
Gunwharf Quays Management Ltd;
Kettering Borough Council;
London Borough of Hackney;
Stockport Council;
Waveney District Council.

Environmental Product of the Year:
Excel Industries Ltd;
Green-Tech Ltd;
M-real Sittingbourne Ltd.

Waste Minimisation Project of the Year:
Bovis Lend Lease;
Hitech Equipment Ltd;
London Borough of Hackney.

Best Information & Communications Campaign:
London Borough of Hackney;
London Borough of Lewisham;
Perth & Kinross Council;
Recycle Western Riverside;
South Riibble Borough Council.

Community Project of the Year:
Furniture Plus Ltd;
Leeds City Council and Seagulls;
Resources Recycling Services;

Retail Recycling Initiative:
Boots the Chemist;
Butlins Skegness;
Tesco Stores Ltd;
Vita Lend Lease.

Electrical & Electronic Recycler of the Year:
Bexley Council;
Engelhard Sales Ltd;
Leeds City Council;
Peterborough City Council in partnership with Compass.

Best Commitment to Health & Safety Practices:
Bolton Council;
Greenwich Council;
Sims Group UK Limited.
The entries were judged by a panel of industry professionals including Lee
Marshall, chairman, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee; Jeremy Jacobs,
development director, Composting Association; Andrew Braund, head of health and
safety, Confederation of Paper Industries; Trevor Hay, inspector, waste
management and recycling section, Health and Safety Executive; Cam Matheson,
project manager, East London Community Recycling Partnership and Michael
Philpott, president, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
Jane Rayner, group editor for Materials Recycling Week and chair of the judges,
said: “This year we had a record number of entries across all categories and
once again the quality was extremely high. It's great to see how the recycling
industry and private companies are embracing challenges and developing
innovative solutions to ensure targets are met and a more sustainable outlook is
The National Recycling Awards 2006 are sponsored by Grosvenor, REPIC, Valpak,
Veolia Environmental Services, Viridor and www.mrw.co.uk

For more information please visit www.nationalrecyclingawards.com

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