ITV Studios, Ginsters, CEMEX and Warwickshire county council are among 42 businesses and public bodies recognised for their efforts to reduce waste to landfill and promote sustainability, as part of the Investors in Zero Waste recognition scheme.
The 42 organisations were issued with a stars status certificate and a plaque at a ceremony at London’s Glaziers Hall on 8 December, hosted by BBC political correspondent Ben Wright.
Run by letsrecycle.com and supported by the WasteCare Group as well as facilities management firm Helistrat, the Investors in Zero Waste scheme recognises good practice in the field of sustainable resource and waste management.
Peter Hunt, managing director of WasteCare, said: “We are delighted to support the Investors in Zero Waste programme. It is rewarding to see how much effort and good work is going on with in British industry and the public sector to ensure more materials are recycled and recovered as well as being diverted from landfill”.
Work to reduce waste on the production of the popular TV soap opera Coronation Street also featured in the awards – which included a ban on disposable cups at ITV’s Trafford studios, replaced with porcelain mugs and reusable plastic beakers, as well as making the filming process 100% tapeless.