Tamlite Lighting scoops national recycling award for circular economy initiative

Independent lighting manufacturer Tamlite Lighting has scooped its second sustainability award in as many months after it was named winner of the Circular Economy Initiative of the Year at the Materials Recycling World (MRW) National Recycling Awards 2021.

The awards are the most prestigious honours in the recycling and resource management sector, and recognise leaders and best practice within the waste and recycling industry, and further along the supply chain.

Named winner of the hotly contested category, Tamlite Lighting was shortlisted alongside 12 other organisations committed to the deployment of circular economy strategies. Having entered the award in partnership with its sister company Electrical Waste Recycling Group (EWRG – The Waste Experts), the award recognises the impact of Tamlite Environmental – an extensive luminaire, lamp, and electrical waste recycling service, which achieves a 98% recovery rate.

Judges noted that Tamlite Lighting had embedded circular economy principles into designing out waste and has identified ways to keep products and materials in use over a longer life cycle – thus resulting in a positive impact on the environment.

Debbie-Sue Farrell, Head of Wellbeing and Manager of Marketing at Tamlite Lighting commented of the win:

“We are delighted to have won this prestigious award and to be recognised for our sustainable business principles. Tamlite understands the value of a circular economy, and how it can benefit people, the environment and businesses. By working in partnership with EWRG we’re able to offer our customers an unparalleled lighting recycling service.

“Although this initiative is in its infancy, it has already made a significant impact. We have a key role to play in providing a more sustainable future. By adopting a new way of thinking when it comes to recycling, we’re able to focus our efforts towards creating lighting solutions that will last long into the future.”

Tamlite Lighting was also named Sustainable / Ethical Manufacturer of the Year at the Insider Made in the Midlands Awards earlier this Autumn.

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