Green Business Network
Release date: 03/12/2007
Bedford based SDC Construction scooped the award for Most Tonnes Exchanged 2007 at the first Eastex Annual Conference, which took place in October. Eastex is the unique free materials exchange scheme for the East of England, which aims to reduce the amount of business waste sent to landfill by allowing the waste materials of one business to be exchanged and reused by another business.
The conference provided the chance to award members who have made an outstanding contribution to waste reuse and reduction. Another GBN member –
Combisafe International Ltd - was a runner up for the Most Innovative Exchange for giving their unwanted Construction Safety Nets to MK Play Association Scrap Store for education equipment to be used by local children.
County Coordinator Clare Boddy says: "Eastex has achieved fantastic success in the region since it began 2 years ago saving saved local organisations over £750,000 on waste disposal and procurement costs, over 4,500 tonnes of goods have been diverted from landfill and around 7,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide saved. This conference aimed to showcase success stories, as well as build upon this success for the future of the scheme."
For more information on how Eastex can help your business reduce waste and costs, please contact Clare Boddy, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01799 524 328.