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Green Apple Award winner, Waste King, becomes Green World Ambassador
By: Waste King Ltd
Having competed successfully with over 800 other nominations in this year's International Green Apple Awards, Waste King has now been invited to accept Green World Ambassador status and have its winning paper published in The Green Book - the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice - so that others around the world can follow their lead and learn from their achievement.
According to Waste King's Managing Director, Glenn Currie, "Our overall aim was to divert 84% of our company's waste from landfill as well as decreasing the electricity and water we use by 20%. After introducing an education and training programme, our staff now achieve recycling rates of 96% - beating their initial target by an impressive 14% - and they've reduced the company's electricity usage by 28% and water usage by 35%."
The programme involved benchmarking many areas in the business - including offsetting its carbon footprint with the World Land Trust; using technologies including GPS tracking systems to minimise the mileage its vehicles travelled; making the local community and businesses aware of the project, and ensuring it used state-of-the-
Waste King staff now, as a matter of course, separate all waste plastic, paper, glass, wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metal items. Introducing separated containers – Waste King's waste pods, now known as recycling pods which they also supply to their clients - for each waste material in its office and warehouse has proved a successful initiative to help staff understand the importance of recycling.
According to the Green Apple Award judges, "Waste King has introduced the innovative Waste Pod and has transformed waste management by offering an eco-friendly alternative to skips. Over 100 schools and care homes have adopted this solution, achieving a remarkable 96% diversion from landfills - and Waste King is the sole UK waste company with an in-house recycling station."
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