In a glittering night of praise and recognition for Merseyside’s green campaigners at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Used Kitchen Exchange were announced the winner of the Waste Prevention Award 2016 sponsored by MRWA and Veolia.
The award is for companies who embrace waste prevention by avoiding and reducing the creation of waste and are creative in their re-use of materials. Used Kitchen Exchange definitely do that!
It takes just 90 kitchens to be sold to save 2 premier football pitches worth of landfill. Having sold over 160 kitchens already this year, their waste prevention capability is enormous and their rapid business growth suggests conservative estimates that this figure will reach over 500 kitchens sold by the end of the year.
Roland Johnson UKE’s Sales Office Manager said, “Dianne Oxberry who was presenting the awards remembered us from last year when we won ‘New Environmental Enterprise 2015’. It was amazing to be recognised this year too, consolidating our success and reaffirming that people love what we do.
He continued, “I have a fantastic job. My daughter Bea is 3yrs old and it’s great to know my career is helping to make the world a better place and is contributing to providing a sustainable future for her and her generation. We are totally committed to raising awareness of our service and to encourage people to make an ethical choice….and don’t forget we have some pretty amazing kitchens too.”
We would like to say an enormous thank you to The Liverpool Echo, United Utilities the overall sponsor and a big well done to all the other winners and runners up. It was a great night and look forward to seeing you all next year.