Celesio UK wins recycling award & helps local wildlife charity during environmental awareness week

Celesio UK has recently been honoured with a national award for its recycling initiatives which saw colleagues at its support centre in Coventry recycle over 7,000 cans in just over a year, saving enough energy to run a TV for more than two years, or boil a kettle 21,000 times.

The company achieved the Every Can Counts Green Can Award, following a 12 month campaign to improve access to recycling facilities. To support the launch of its recycling programme, Celesio UK planned an environmental awareness week to increase support of recycling both at home and at work, which also saw £1,000 raised for Crow Recycling through a charity raffle.

Amy Billingham, Programme Manager of Every Can counts, said: “We were really impressed by Celesio UK’s efforts in can recycling both at home and at work. Partnering with Crow Recycling has enabled them to engage with members of the community through their shared passion of recycling.”

During the environmental awareness week colleagues at the support centre also raised funds for the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust through selling pin badges, a raffle and clothes recycling.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s work includes the protection of wildlife and wild places across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull for the benefit of all. The money raised will enable them to continue to maintain and enhance the sixty plus nature reserves for wildlife to flourish and thrive.