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Bunzl UK & Ireland win waste2zero award for Cleanline Eco.

Friday November 5, 2021

Bunzl UK & Ireland win Best Product, Technology and Innovation Award at waste2zero awards for Cleanline Eco professional cleaning range.

The 2021 waste2zero awards were presented at an exclusive dinner held at the famous In & Out in London’s St. James’s Square on 4 November. Winner of the Best Product, Technology and Innovation Award was Bunzl UK & Ireland for its Cleanline Eco range of professional, sustainable cleaning products, launched in April this year.

As climate statements come thick and fast from COP26, it is clear that waste remains endemic and one of the biggest global challenges today. The waste2zero awards recognise excellence in Waste Management and Prevention in the out of home sector and specifically give market-leaders a platform to showcase best practice and initiatives in this vital area.

Bunzl UK & Ireland launched Cleanline Eco, a range of professional cleaning products developed to a new Eco Star standard, with the primary objective to promote responsible consumption and production, aim to protect life on land and water, and be effective for professional use. Designed to effectively tackle routine and periodic cleaning tasks in a catering and hospitality operation with a reduced impact on the environment, all products in the Cleanline Eco range are developed to a new Eco Star standard for sustainability. The Eco Star standard’s five sustainability pillars are: production, formulation, transportation, in-use and end of life.

The Eco Star standard was designed to set out clear and measurable sustainability attributes for cleaning products from point of production to their end of life. In the wake of Covid-19, the new Cleanline Eco range combines efficacy with a reduced impact on the environment, helping operators protect employees and customers and providing reassurance that they are returning to a safe and sustainable hospitality industry.

5 litre containers and 1 litre angle-neck bottles in the Cleanline Eco range are manufactured with a minimum of 40% recycled HDPE plastic, 750ml ready-to-use trigger bottles are manufactured with a minimum of 30% recycled PET. When finished, rinsed and with labels removed, empty containers and bottles can be placed in mixed recycling to be identified and segregated at a MRF (Material Recovery Facility).

At the waste2zero awards, an elite panel of judges, experts in waste, packaging and sustainability, reviewed innovations and initiatives from organisations large and small in areas such as resource management, closed loop, recycling and food redistribution. Clear leadership was evident from organisations in the sector who are demonstrating operational strategies that reduce waste impacts to the environment up and down supply chains.

Justin Turquet, Head of Sustainability for Bunzl Catering Supplies comments “Bunzl Catering Supplies is proud to once again support an event that showcases the excellent work achieved by market-leaders to reduce waste, promote recycling and encourage environmentally responsible end-of-life solutions for disposable packaging products. Our congratulations go to all the winners, with a special mention to Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One, who won the Special Achievement Award 2021 for OLIO, an app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.”

Bunzl Catering Supplies also picked up a Highly Commended in the Best Resource Management Business of the Year category, for its fully recyclable cracker collection with reusable wooden novelty content, reducing unnecessary waste in the hospitality industry over the festive season. Recognising that crackers are a single-use item generally discarded in a mixed-recyclables waste stream, Bunzl Catering Supplies looked closely at how the business might improve their end-of-life scenario to reduce waste. Responding to customer feedback and in line with its Sustainable Future programme Bunzl Catering Supplies re-designed its crackers to make them recyclable and to introduce a reusable element.

The 2021 Winners and Highly Commended entries in their chosen categories are as follows:
Special Achievement Award 2021 sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies
Winner: Tessa Clarke and Saasha Celestial-One at OLIO the #1 Free Sharing App

Best Product, Technology and Innovation Award sponsored by Sodexo UK & Ireland
Winner: Bunzl UK & Ireland

Best Closed Loop Project sponsored by Klöckner Pentaplast
Winner: Compass Ireland
Highly Commended: Chartwells at the University of Sussex

Best Recycling Project Award sponsored by Bunzl Catering Supplies
Winner: Aramark UK
Highly Commended: Chartwells at the University of Sussex

Best Waste Management Project Award sponsored by The Chartered Institution of Waste Management
Winner: Rosewood London with BPR Group
Highly Commended: Aramark UK

Best Waste Prevention Project Award sponsored by Nestlé Professional
Winner: Sodexo UK & Ireland
Highly Commended: WRAP

Best Resource Management Business of the Year supported by SWRnewstar
Winner: Ramco
Highly Commended: Bunzl Catering Supplies

Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award sponsored by Co-Cre8
Winner: Aramark UK

Food Redistribution Award sponsored by Ramco
Winner: Compass UK & I
Highly Commended: Chartwells at the University of Salford

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