Our hard work within the food waste collection and recycling industry has recently been recognised again, as we scooped not one, but two industry awards and another two the previous year. It demonstrates all the continued hard work and effort that our whole team has put in pushing Bio Collectors to the forefront of the food waste recycling industry in the UK.
Last June, we won the Renewable Energy Association (REA) 2017 Company award. This prestigious accolade is presented to the company that has been judged to have done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables. The REA, a not-for-profit trade association established in 2001, represents British renewable energy producers and promotes the use of renewable energy in the UK. We couldn’t be happier to receive the night’s most coveted prize and are so proud of what we have achieved since we started in 2009. We were judged on our achievements in renewable energy over the past year, what we hoped to achieve in the future and how innovative our work is. We beat off some strong competition from seven other companies to come out victorious! It was a great night, with the ceremony hosted at The Savoy in London.
We also took home the AD & Biogas Awards (ADBA) Making the Most of Digestate award in July. This award is given to the company that demonstrates the greatest level of innovation or market development in the production, treatment or use of digestate from anaerobic digestion. The ADBAs are the biggest celebration of AD and biogas globally, so it was another great honour to be recognised for our AD digestate production in this way.
Along with these two great awards, Bio Collectors was also short-listed for the National Recycling Awards (NRA) Energy from Waste – Facilities category, which recognises companies who turn waste into renewable energy. We process up to 100,000 tonnes of waste each year from Greater London and can generate the equivalent of 6mW hours of gas and 1.7mW hours of electricity from the waste we collect, turning it from a difficult waste into a sustainable resource.
It was great to be recognised for our work in this area and we are excited to see what 2018 holds for us.
Let’s hope 2018 is another successful year for the Bio Collectors team.
Managing Director, Bio Collectors