06 August 2021
We are delighted to have won not one, but TWO awards at this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management!
The Awards, run by letsrecycle.com, made their comeback as an in-person event this year, and were held at the Landmark Hotel in London. As the most prestigious event in the environmental calendar, it’s a brilliant opportunity for all areas of the waste management sector to gain industry recognition for their achievements. The team were delighted to win Organics Recycling Business of the Year, with judges impressed by our amazing achievements throughout the duration of the pandemic.
During 2020/21 we recycled over 500,000 tonnes of food and garden waste, and this was no mean feat considering the municipal waste tonnages increased by up to 17%. Across the business we spread a record 450,000 tonnes of digestate to land along with 85,000 tonnes of compost! On top of all this, our Anaerobic Digestion plants generated 268GWh of renewable energy (enough to power 115,000 homes), and importantly we maintained their zero waste-to-landfill customer commitment.
Our team were thrilled to have been recognised for these efforts, and were announced as winners of the Organics Recycling Business of the Year category, but then came a big surprise…
We didn't realise that the event organisers had added an extra category – the overall Recycling Business of the Year – and we were duly crowned the winner!
Commercial Director Simon Bussell said: “Everyone on the Green Power table was basking in the glory of our first win, and suddenly we were being announced as winners of the Recycling Business of the Year - a second win that we didn’t expect!”
Christer Stoyell, Managing Director added: “We’re very proud to have won the Recycling Business of the Year accolade. This is a fantastic recognition and huge credit to everyone at Severn Trent Green Power who has worked so hard to serve our customers to a consistently high standard throughout the last challenging 18 months.”
It was also noted that while we did a sterling job during the pandemic, we've also been doing great work around innovation to address future sector challenges.