A long-standing and successful partnership between pioneering waste management company, ACM Environmental plc and Brakes, leading grocery and fresh food supplier to the foodservice industry has been rewarded with a superb victory at this year’s National Recycling Awards.

Beating off some extremely strong competition, ACM and Brakes were victorious in the Waste Reduction Initiative – Commercial category and were highly praised by the judging panel, which said “Our judges said the winners have done something different, thought outside the box, put clear processes in place and taken the business to the next level.”

Travis Way, Operations Director at ACM Environmental said: “We are delighted that the hard work we have undertaken with Brakes has paid off and been recognised by such a prestigious Awards.

We have worked in partnership with Brakes to help implement an environmentally-sound waste management strategy and to see them achieve such impressive results is extremely gratifying.”

Barrie Nash, UK Environmental Manager, Brakes said: “Ensuring that we minimise our impact on the environment is one of Brakes’ key sustainability pillars. We want to play our part in protecting the planet and our partnership with ACM is about looking for innovative solutions that help us achieve that. We’re delighted that the judges have recognised the procedures we’ve put in place.”

With 19 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the recycling and waste management industry, from Food Waste Initiative to Recycling Excellence.

The MRW National Recycling Awards 2018 aims to recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation in recycling and waste management. The awards provide industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Andrea Lockerbie, Associate Editor of MRW said: “This year’s winners showcase the innovation and creative thinking being applied by those who are leading the way in the field of resource and waste management. There is a lot that others can learn from them.”