The great, the good and the green were loudly applauded at a sold-out 2013 Sustain Awards in London last week, hosted by impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan, and organised by sustain’ Magazine in association with Marshalls and sponsors Land Securities, Galliford Try Partnerships, Carillion, Rexel and Society for the Environment.
Vertech Limited was the winner of the prestigious Award for Waste, beating stiff competition from all around the country including household names such as Coca-Cola, Eco-plastics and Veolia.
Now in its fifth year, the sustain’ Magazine Awards for Sustainability, Business and the Built Environment are designed to celebrate the high hopes and hard work, commitment and creativity, radicalism and rigour, inspiration and perspiration of all those achieving distinction and success in the field of Sustainability.
Steve Oxley, the Editor of sustain’ Magazine, said: “The calibre of entries to this year’s sustain’ Magazine Awards was exceptional. The winners of this year’s Awards have quite clearly demonstrated a desire to push the boundaries of invention or have sought enterprising means to achieve sustainable excellence. Indeed, each of the winning entries presents inspiring and influential solutions to the way we may address our built environment in the future and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them on their success.”
William Mainwaring, Chief Executive of Vertech, said: “We are delighted that our exciting technology has been recognised in this way. Europe is facing a growing challenge with its plastic waste, particularly the lower value materials that are the main component of our composites.
In the future we hope to work with some of the other finalists in this category to help support UK aspirations for a genuinely Closed Loop Economy.”