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Green glory with prestigious award win

17 February 2017

One of the UK’s largest cleaning and facilities service providers, Floorbrite based in Sale, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.

Floorbrite was awarded the accolade for helping Manchester polythene manufacturer and supplier Duo UK achieve zero to landfill status by implementing recommendations made by the cleaning and facility company’s waste & environmental consultant, Trudie Williams. 

The firm competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

The family run firm was recognised for increasing sustainability at Duo UK, following the manufacturer’s own moves to become responsible suppliers of sustainable polythene packaging.  

Throughout the project with Duo UK, Floorbrite’s aims were, amongst others, to reduce waste removal costs, encourage 100% recycling, achieve zero landfill, introduce full segregation of waste streams, and recover energy from waste. 

Nik Wyers, joint managing director at Floorbrite, said: “We’re  honoured to have received a Green Apple award two years running, and all credit has to go to Trudie’s team for their hard work and dedication to getting results.

“Trudie has done an incredible job of creating bespoke, effective solutions for businesses looking to improve their waste management streams and providing invaluable insight into small changes that can have a big impact on the earth’s resources and business performance. 

Zoe Brimelow, brand director at Duo UK, added: “Trudie and the team at Floorbrite are experts in implementing green measures which save waste going to landfill - everything they recommended has had a positive impact on our own eco-credentials and sustainability targets.

“With their help, we’ve diverted 182.28 tonnes of waste from landfill, saved 3,098 trees from destruction and the equivalent to 150.66 kg of Co2 to date.” 

As a result of the Green Apple Award success, Floorbrite has gone on to become Green World Ambassadors and have been invited to have their 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 example and learn from their achievement.

The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.