Many congratulations to the following companies who have received a Gold Zero Waste Award


Leading manufacturer of biscuits, savory snacks and crisps including McVitie's, Penguin, go ahead!, Jacob's, Twiglets, Hula Hoops, Mini Cheddars, McCoy's, and KP.

In 2011, United Biscuits achieve its goal of sending zero waste to landfill across all UB sites, four years ahead of the original deadline. This initiative required a complete culture change and UB involved both their employees and suppliers in the process to generate ideas on how to reduce waste.

A detailed analysis of UB’s generated waste highlighted that a third of waste could have been recycled, a third was due to excessive packaging and a third should genuinely be sent to landfill. Recycling facilities were expanded to cope with the first third; workshops with suppliers were held to come up with solutions to reduce packaging waste, a by-product of which was a reduction in operating costs. Any material UB were absolutely sure could not be avoided or recycled was incinerated to generate energy.

This fresh approach to waste minimisation has spread to other parts of the business, and UB have found solutions in reducing consumer packaging, which has resulted in less pallets being used and the equivalent of 500 less lorry journeys, benefiting both the environment and the business.

"Our original goal was to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2015 but we actually achieved this by the start of 2012. Meeting this goal required every single person in the business to change the way they worked to help us to massively reduce the total waste and to increase the amount of waste that was recycled."

Bob Brightwell, Head of Corporate Communication, United Biscuits

  Americk Webtech has built a reputation for delivering the highest standard of quality and service to our beverage industry partners supplying reel fed labels for a range of products.

Through its expanding national network of 21 locations Burnt Tree offers the most diverse fleet of flexible rental and contract hire vehicles in the UK, all supported by industry-leading expertise and customer service standards.



FM Conway is an infrastructure services company that designs, builds, enhances and maintains vital services in transport, the built environment and open spaces.


The City Hotel Derry enjoys an idyllic location  situated on the banks of the River Foyle. The City Hotel offers 146  guest bedrooms, conference suites Thompsons restaurant Coppins bar and a health and fitness club.

Carpet Recycling UK is an industry funded not for profit membership association that aims to increase the diversion of carpet waste from landfill.

Changeworks Recycling is the only waste management company that enables businesses in central Scotland to achieve compliance with the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012. We do this by applying the waste hierarchy to achieve high quality recycling with separate collection of key recyclables, treating waste as a resource.

The only CarbonNeutral Zero Waste business services group, Commercial is the UK’s largest independent, integrated and sustainable provider of office supplies, IT infrastructure, fit-out, print management and promotional items.

Croydon is London’s most populated borough. It has one of the biggest retail and office centres in the south east and extends from Crystal Palace in the north to Coulsdon in the south.
We are delighted to have won this prestigious Gold award in recognition of the hard work put in by all members of our team over the past two years. Since receiving a Bronze Award in 2012, we have introduced a wide range of initiatives to further reduce the company’s environmental impact.

    FareShare fights hunger and food waste by redistributing         surplus food to 1,290 charities across the UK including               breakfast clubs for children, women’s refuge centres and           homeless shelters, feeding 62,200 people every day.

GRAHAM is a privately owned UK company operating in the construction, asset management and project investment markets with the focus on the delivery of equitable property solutions and construction excellence

intu Chapelfield is one of the largest shopping centres in East Anglia and played a major role in achieving Norwich’s position as a top 10 UK shopping destination. The centre has over 80 fantastic shops, cafes and restaurants, including a regional flagship H&M, House of Fraser, Apple, Disney, Carluccio’s and Wagamama

KP Snacks is a leading UK snack specialist and part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s biggest savoury snack manufacturer. We are home to many iconic British snack brands as well as being a major producer of retailer own-brand products.

MITIE's waste business combines the strength of MITIE in the marketplace with an expert knowledge of the waste industry to take our clients on the zero waste journey.

New York Bakery Company Ltd is one of the leading specialty bakeries producing a variety of bagels, croissants, in-store bakery products which are marketed in the United Kingdom and Europe.


The North London Waste Authority disposes of waste on behalf of the London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest and has an extensive waste prevention programme.

Plastic Surgeon is the nationwide surface repair specialist. The company repairs interior and exterior surfaces including: wood, stone, brick, glass, ceramic, enamel, metal and plastic, saving time, money and landfill waste.

Established more than 50 years ago, Portakabin is the UK's leading supplier of steel-framed modular buildings, which are produced at its international manufacturing centre in York.

Procter & Gamble

We started with a strong focus on identifying savings and increased recycling revenues which helped drive our corporate recycling rate up and enabled a few sites to achieve zero waste to landfill.  But, we were still left with a may materials that could not be recycled using conventional techniques. We needed a new creative solution for these materials. Today our Alternative Use Program finds new ways to repurpose by-products from our manufacturing processes. We identified partners that can render our materials and blend them into new non competing products. Significant effort is spent ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of these new products but the environmental and economic benefits to both parties are obvious. P&G diverts material away from disposal (environmental and economic saving/revenue) and our partner has a new source of low cost raw material. This has enabled us to make significant progress against our Corporate Waste Target, helped more sites reach zero waste to landfill and created new revenue streams in place of disposal costs.

Dr Forbes McDougall, Corporate Waste Strategy Owner, Procter & Gamble.

RDC is an IT asset management company specialising in the worldwide re-use and recycling of used and waste IT equipment from a Braintree, Essex HQ.

A partnership approach between Reconomy, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Furniture & Electrical stores and hotel chain Travelodge providing reuse opportunities that diverts waste from landfill, provides a social benefit to local communities and funds lifesaving research. A true circular economy approach to waste management.

RPS nationally supply and recover pallets for reuse. As the UKs leading pallet recovery experts we’re able to measurably reduce our client’s packaging spend and strengthen their environmental credentials.

Seacourt Ltd are a world leading environmental printing firm that has been zero-waste to landfill since 2009, double Queen's Award in Sustainable Development winners and print with waterless technology.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.  is the world leader in serving science.  We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. The Inchinnan site is the EMEA HQ for the Life Science Solutions Group (LSG).

Formed in 2010 to divert reusable items from landfill, the company’s mission is to make reuse the first option thereby avoiding the need to recycle and achieving zero waste.

The Windles Group is a highly versatile production house, concentrating on delivering the most creative and highest quality printed products and greetings cards, and home of Creative Foiling.

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