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Ward crowned Metal Recycler of the Year at industry excellence awards

Derbyshire based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, has been named as Metal Recycling Business of the Year at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management 2020.

 

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Ward – Named Metals Recycling Business of the Year at the Awards for Excellence Recycling and Waste Management 2020

The Awards, hosted by letsrecycle.com who celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, champion innovation, dedication and success across the waste management and recycling sectors.

The Metals Recycling Business of the Year category, sponsored by Liebherr Group, aims to recognise the work done by a metals recycling company in providing a thorough and consistent service for its customers while exemplifying innovation, ongoing investment, good practice and contributing to a circular economy.

Donald Ward, Operations Director at Ward, said:

“It is a huge honour to be recognised for such a distinguished award among our industry peers. It’s a real team effort and this goes a long way to reward the hard work and dedication by everyone within the Ward business. 

“This has been a very challenging year for all businesses, but this event demonstrates the resilience of our industry and the continued investment and good practice by all the finalists of the Awards for Excellence during these difficult times. We’d like to thank letsrecycle.com for hosting the virtual awards and continuing to make events like this possible.”

The firm’s growing number of metal and waste processing sites and investment in machinery, plant and equipment at Immingham Dock contributed to the judge’s decision to award them the top prize for metal recycling.

As a multi-award winning, independent fourth-generation family business, Ward strives to be at the forefront of the bulk metal recycling and waste industry. An ISO accredited business, it provides safe, reliable and responsible handling of waste including metals, wood, plastic, soils, aggregates, food, textiles, glass and mixed materials. 

For more information on Ward’s metal recycling and waste management capabilities visit www.ward.com

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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