Closed Loop Recycling scoop prestigious national recycling award

Closed Loop Recycling has picked up the prize for Recycled Packaging of the Year for Britvic Drench, at the 2010 National Recycling Awards, which were announced last week.

The best recycling and waste management achievements in the UK were recognised at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London on 15 July 2010.

The 2010 National Recycling Awards are organised by MRW. The awards continue to reward and support the efforts of public and private sector achievements in recycling and waste management; focusing on local authorities and public organisations as well as the construction and retail sectors.

The event proved to be a fantastic evening with comedian, actor and writer, Hugh Dennis presenting the awards.  Over 575 people came together from a multitude of industries to celebrate and recognise the best in recycling and waste management.

Paul Sanderson, Editor of MRW enthused: "Winning a National Recycling Award is an amazing achievement. Every year the standard of entries gets higher and higher and it is becoming increasingly hard for judges to pick out a winner. My congratulations go to all of those who have won and the award is highly deserved. Those who were named as finalists should be really proud of their success too.”

”This award was particularly significant as it proves there is a global market for consumer brands using recycled content,” continues Chris Dow, Managing Director of Closed Loop Recycling. "We have had the fantastic support from brands such as Britvic who have made the commitment to using recycled product which has been rigorously tested, proving there is a demand for consumers to recycle their bottles back into bottles on the UK high street. Brands like these will drive this industry.”

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About Closed Loop Recycling
Closed Loop Recycling’s facility in Dagenham is the World’s first food grade mixed plastic bottle recycling plant.  State-of-the-art sorting and reprocessing technology enables it to sort, granulate, wash and super-clean 35,000 tonnes of recovered plastic bottles, including milk and soft drink bottles which are typically from local authority collections, and turn them back into recycled raw material for new food and drink packaging. The plant diverts a significant amount of waste from both landfill and export and saves up to 52,500 tonnes of CO2 per annum.