BRITA UK tastes success with Silver Green Apple award

Photo shows: Bryan Edwards (r) from BRITA UK collects his award from Green Apple founder Roger Wolens (centre), with Grundon's James Standen (l)
BRITA Grundon

BRITA UK has won a prestigious Silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice in the Products and Recycling Wastes Management category.

The award was presented at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Bryan Edwards, BRITA UK’s Professional & Services Warehouse manager, who attended the event, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the award, but for us, the waste journey has not been achieved overnight. You have to have a structure and embrace the waste hierarchy, and to understand how that works, you must talk to experts like Grundon Waste Management.

“Without them behind us we wouldn’t have been able to achieve such success. James understands how and what we do, and he knows what our business needs are. This is not just about selling waste collection services, it is the expertise and knowledge that makes a difference.”

Grundon provides waste management services at the company’s UK headquarters in Bicester, where it produces millions of water filter cartridges a year for distribution worldwide.

The company was keen to increase recycling and identify new opportunities to improve how it disposes of different types of waste, both of which have been achieved with Grundon’s support.

Among the changes has been the sending of unwanted or empty aerosols to Grundon’s specialist aerosol recycling plant, plastic cups replaced with cardboard ones at drinking stations, the recycling of damaged wooden pallets, and over 207,000kgs of waste sent for recycling in just one year.

In addition, the company continues to meet its commitment for 100% diversion from landfill.

James Standen from Grundon, said: “We are absolutely thrilled at BRITA UK’s success, which is richly deserved. They are to be congratulated on all their achievements and we are proud to have worked alongside them to deliver these improvements. Well done to everyone.”

The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world, and have become well established as one of the most popular global environmental campaigns.