Top 100 ranking for Recycling Lives' development manager

Recycling Lives has ranked in a national Top 25 listing for waste and resource management, thanks to the work of one its senior leaders.

Development manager Dave Allen has been recognised in a national listing of individuals making an impact in the waste and resource sector.

Mr Allen came in at #24 on the Resource Hot 100: Shining Stars of Waste list, up by 21 places, having featured at #55 in last year’s poll.

The list – compiled by Resource Media – recognises those playing “a starring role”, including industry professionals, politicians, individuals from the third sector, campaign groups and members of the media.

Dave was recognised for his “continued work with prisoners that enables people to be productive through recycling work while rebuilding their lives and confidence.”

He said:

“I’m really pleased that Recycling Lives work has been recognised by its peers.

“The benefits of the organisation’s work is two-fold; not only creating environmental impact through clever recycling and waste management solutions, but also by creating opportunities for disadvantaged members of our communities to develop work and life skills in order to improve their life chances.

“It is an honour to be considered alongside the likes of pioneering professionals whose work is making an enormous impact on the environment and the way we think about managing waste and resources.”

Also in the Hot 100 was Lindsay Boswell, CEO of charity FareShare, which Recycling Lives works in partnership with on the Food Redistribution Centre; diverting thousands of tonnes of food waste from landfill, and redistributing it to community groups and charities, to tackle food poverty.

Mr Boswell was commended for FareShare’s work “supporting people in long-term and sustainable way”.

In first place on the Hot 100 was MP Mary Creagh, who chairs the government’s Environmental Audit Committee, for her “sterling work leading Parliament’s green watchdog.”