Winner: Tower Hamlets LBC – The Carbon Fund
Some of London’s highest levels of carbon dioxide are emitted in fast-growing Tower Hamlets and the council has committed to reducing CO2 emissions from its operations by 60% by 2020 from 2007 levels, and to achieving 60% carbon dioxide emissions reductions borough-wide by 2025 on 1990 levels. It has established the Carbon Fund to receive carbon offset payments from businesses and believes this will potentially generate a funding stream of up to £2m annually for CO2 emission mitigations. The council is also delivering energy efficient retrofitting for schools and private households and has a £250,000 community solar project.
Highly Commended: Peterborough City Council – Share Peterborough
Judges’ comments: Our winning project has political and stakeholder buy-in that is achieving results and demonstrates good levels of engagement. The project established good links to other policy areas and achieved sustainable funding.
Bexley LBC: London Green Points
City & County of Swansea: Waste Strategy
City of Edinburgh Council: Our Edinburgh campaign
Durham CC: Operation Spruce Up
Isle of Wight Council: Transforming Travel
Merton LBC: Brighter Business
A word from the award’s sponsor
REPIC is the UK’s largest waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) compliance scheme, funded by major electrical and electronic (EEE) producers to deliver WEEE, battery and packaging solutions to meet UK regulations. REPIC is committed to providing maximum compliance at competitive cost through best environmental practices, and as such, prefers to deal directly with the collectors of end of life product to provide the comfort and security that it is properly handled and processed through short, clear, auditable routes. REPIC funds the collection, transport, and treatment of around half of all separately collected household WEEE each year in the UK. The company’s scale of operation and unique, robust funding method provides long-term security to its members, collection and treatment partners. Find out more www.repic.co.uk
Jerry Hutchinson, chief executive, North Warwickshire BC
Aidan Rave, chief executive, South Kesteven DC
Wayne Copley, procurement director, REPIC
Lee Marshall, chief executive officer, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee