Recycling Lives & BAE systems shortlisted for another award

THE award winning relationship between Recycling Lives and BAE Systems has been shortlisted for another prestigious award.

BAE Systems has been actively engaging with Recycling Lives over the last seven months on how to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, from their current decommissioning projects; while giving something back into the community.

This successful relationship, which has just won a BAE Systems coveted in-house Bronze Chairman’s Award, has seen a large amount of unwanted office furniture diverted from landfill; through recycling, reuse or donation, while creating a revenue stream for the Recycling Lives charity.

The relationship has also seen BAE Systems donate a fully working kitchen which has been installed at Recycling Lives Preston Centre as part of a new community cafe due to open soon.

The Community Cafe will be a much needed community resource as well as a training kitchen open to Recycling Lives Residents and students from Preston College.

Recycling Lives and BAE Systems have now been shortlisted for a Lancashire Business Environment Award.

Recycling Lives Commercial Manager Mark Simpson said: “It is absolutely fantastic to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. Both Recycling Lives and BAE Systems have developed a strong relationship and together demonstrate that when there is commitment to create opportunity, it is easy to forge a productive and meaningful relationship.

“Recycling Lives has demonstrated that by understanding the needs of our Corporate Partners, we can work effectively to meet their high expectations, improve the environment and cultivate a greater community.”

The Lancashire Business Environment Awards provide Lancashire businesses with recognition for their achievements in improving environmental performance.

The Awards are managed and organised by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire and winners will be presented at the Awards ceremony on 21 October, at Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park in Blackburn.

Now in its 14th year, the Lancashire Business Environment Awards has become an established event on the county’s eco-calendar. The Awards illustrate the crucial role that needs to be played by businesses in helping protect and enhance the environment, and showcases examples of environmental excellence and commitment to green issues.