Recycling Lives makes CIWM’s ‘Waste’s Fast 30’!

Recycling Lives has been awarded a coveted place in the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s ‘Waste’s Fast 30’!

As one of 19 new entries on the Fast 30 list, compiled for the CIWM by Catalyst Corporate Finance, Recycling Lives is thrilled to be included. Not only have we been listed, we’ve also achieved a higher place than many companies that have made the list in previous years. In fact, our fifth place award makes us the second-highest new entry!

This award means that Recycling Lives has proven its growth as a company for two successive years in the last three financial years, as shown on its last three audited financial statements. In fact, we achieved a very healthy growth rate of 44% in two years. To be eligible for the Fast 30, companies must show evidence of growth, and demonstrate annual revenues of £7.5 million upwards (Recycling Lives’ revenue is £23.4 million). They must be private, independent and unquoted companies based in the UK; overseas companies, or those with any shares on the stock exchange (or held in local authorities and county councils), are ineligible.

The CIWM is the professional body that represents the sustainable waste and resource management industry, setting the standards for our practice, so it is an honour for Recycling Lives to be on this list.

The ‘Fast 30’ position is the latest in a collection of awards and accreditations that Recycling Lives has achieved, including the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, which we were awarded in 2010 for our “extremely strong performance across social, environmental and commercial sustainability”.

Recycling Lives is an organisation. We’re driven to succeed and as one of the “Fast 30”, we hope our customers can have even more confidence in us than before.

Every contract that Recycling Lives wins makes a difference. With our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, we make sure that our commercial operations lead the way in environmental sustainability, and that our social welfare charity continues to act as a lifeline for under-privileged people. We aim to continue our growth year on year, and hope to climb even higher on next year’s Fast 30 list, so watch this space!