Awards ceremony for Birmingham’s recycling champions

By on 24/09/2012 in Cllr McKay, News

Birmingham's top recycling heroes and heroines will be celebrated at the city's first Recycling Awards ceremony on Friday 28 September at 12 noon in the Council House Banqueting Suite.

Local businesses, schools, community groups, members of the public and even a local hospital are amongst those who will be recognised for their work in reducing, re-using and recycling.

Hosted by TV and radio presenter Elliott Webb the ceremony gives the city a chance to highlight projects, organisations and individuals who are all going the extra mile to help protect the environment.

The varied shortlist reflects the breadth and creativity of the city's environmental work and includes entries from hospitals, schools, hotels and community groups.

Categories for the competition include: Best Waste Reduction Scheme, Best Reuse Scheme, Best Recycling Scheme, Love Food Hate Waste, Best Community / Neighbourhood project and Best Composting activity. At the ceremony a winner from each category will be announced along with one overall winner.

Cllr James McKay, Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said: “Birmingham City Council wants to formally recognise those who work tirelessly to protect the environment and contribute to the city's recycling and green agenda. This awards ceremony allows us to celebrate some of the best work in the city and hopefully it will inspire other citizens to set up their own projects to protect the environment.”

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Media contact - Debbie Harrison on 0121 303 4476 debbie.harrison@birmingham.gov.uk

Members of the media are invited to confirm their attendance prior to the ceremony.

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