Wiles Greenworld, part of Commercial Group, has won top prize in the ‘corporate recycler’ category at the National Recycling Awards 2017 for a new service that combines the delivery of office supplies with the collection of recyclable office waste.
Judges were impressed with the simplicity of the scheme, under which office supplies delivery vehicles collect recyclable office waste from customers as a backload after delivering supplies. This reduces the number of journeys that need to be made, cutting congestion and pollution.
Because vehicles are already on-site, the cost of collection is marginal, which has allowed Wiles Greenworld to offer the service free of charge.
The National Recycling Awards judging panel stated: “This is innovative but really simple, demonstrating the art of the possible. It is about changing clients’ attitudes and providing a shift in culture. Transferable and replicable, this has the potential to reshape how things are done.”
Wiles Greenworld was the only office supplies business to reach the finals. Other firms shortlisted in the category included Ikea and Kellogg’s.