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8th March 2023

Suffolk’s Greenest County Awards ceremony 2023

The awards aim to highlight schools, companies, community groups and individuals who strive to make Suffolk the greenest and most sustainable county.

On Wednesday 8th March, four members of the Suffolk EfW team were invited to the Suffolk’s Greenest County Awards ceremony.

The judging panel for the Waste Reduction and Recycling award consisted of:

  • Jim Clarke, Suffolk EfW plant manager for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
  • Caroline Fish, Waste Services Development Officer for Suffolk County Council
  • Daniel Wareing, Environmental Sustainability Officer for East Suffolk Council
  • Christine Howard, Managing Director for Howard Nurseries

The judges met in the Suffolk EfW meeting room to look through the 14 strong entries ranging from local schools all the way up to Ipswich Town Football Club.

As a silver sponsor of the awards, SUEZ’s Jim Clarke was asked to present an award. The winner was ‘Still Good Food’, a small local group who have prevented huge tonnages of good food from going to landfill.

The ‘Highly Commended’ award was presented to Red Gables, a small group based in Stowmarket who have set up a twice monthly collection point for difficult to recycle items as well as a pop-up repair shop.

Michelle Macey, Operations Administrator at the Suffolk EfW, joined Jim at the awards to represent the site team. She said, “I was captivated by the extraordinary actions that individuals, communities and organisations are taking to create a cleaner, greener world, for us.”

“It was an absolute pleasure to present the Waste Reduction and Recycling Award to Still Good Food at the Greenest County Awards. Being part of the judging and of the event itself was a real inspiration. It really drove home all the good work that is being done in Suffolk just because people are motivated to do it. A real life-affirming event!” – Jim Clarke, Plant Manager

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