Hampshire based waste management company R Collard Ltd has been shortlisted for this year’s Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.
R Collard’s recent project to develop state-of-the-art wash plant technology at their Eversley headquarters has been nominated in the Waste category of the Awards – a category which looks for projects or products that are at the cutting edge of waste innovation.
The project is the result of the closure of four quarries in the South of England that was putting pressure on the construction and civil-engineering sectors in the region.
The company saw a need for a source of high-grade recycled aggregate and an opportunity to re-use construction waste efficiently and effectively.
They developed and implemented new generation recycling technology which has enabled them to process inert construction waste into high-grade secondary aggregate that can be used in construction projects.
They can now accept and recycle wastes from local contractors then resupply them with quality materials – reducing transport and the carbon footprint of their projects – placing the company at the heart of the region’s circular economy.
“This award nomination recognises the considerable investment in technology which is enabling R Collard to cement its position at the centre of the Thames Valley circular economy,” said Robert Collard, R Collard’s managing director.
“The Guardian is seen as the sustainability leader within the media and we are delighted to have been able to impress the judges with this initiative.”
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26.