17 November 2023
We’re shortlisted in the National Recycling Awards
In collaboration with Essex County Council, we have been shortlisted in the Partnership Excellence – Public/Private sector category.
This is all about championing sustainable waste management, pioneering waste reduction, promoting recycling and most importantly, sharing inventing ways of rethinking waste.
Our journey began in April 2022, when we joined forces with Essex County Council to uplift materials from ECC’s Household Recycling Centres. The goal was to minimise landfill contributions and push the boundaries on the waste hierarchy. Through our Contract Improvement Plan, and by diving deep into the network of HWRCs, we sought out creative innovations.
Here’s a result we’re particularly proud of: with our focused efforts and collaborations with local reuser contractors, we achieved a 167% increase in reuse!
But it’s also about community impact. Partnering with the Lighthouse Furniture Project, we’ve diverted 270+ fridge freezers and large appliances from recycling to reuse in just five months. Once renovated, these are made available at discounted prices to Essex residents living in the more deprived areas who benefit from more affordable white goods.
Award WIN Alert!
We’re happy to announce that Plan B has been awarded the International Green Apple Environment Award. Amongst 500+ quality nominations, our commitment to a sustainable and greener future stood out.
On November 20, we’ll be receiving our trophy and certificate at the Houses of Parliament in London.
But there’s more…
We’re incredibly honoured to be invited as Green World Ambassadors, and our award-winning insights will be featured in The Green Book. Through this, we aim to inspire and guide businesses globally on the path to environmental improvement and achievement.
Next on our journey? Representing our nation in the Green World Environment Awards which gets hosted in a unique country each year.
A huge shoutout to The Green Organisation for fostering a global platform that acknowledges and advances environmental best practices since 1994.
It’s a win for a sustainable future!
Another Award Nomination
We’re delighted to announce that Plan B has been shortlisted for the UK Employer of the Year (2-49 people category) Silver Award by Investors in People.
From those seasoned in the corporate world to the newcomers bursting with fresh perspectives, our team creates a unique blend of dynamism. This fusion of corporate professionalism and the agility of a small business is what makes us stand out. Our focus on better ways of working, paired with a value-driven approach to teamwork is what motivates the team.
Looking ahead, our roadmap to 2025 is clear. Growth is on the horizon, and our most valuable asset in this journey will be our people. In an industry where successful recruitment is a challenge, the nurturing, development, and retention of our team is paramount. With open consultations and effective performance management, we aim to align everyone with our vision, ensuring they’re not just a part of it but are invested in making it a reality.
A big thank you to our incredible team and to everyone who has supported us on this journey.