Cambridge business improvement district wins award

The Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID) has been awarded with a national Green Can Award for its efforts to improve recycling in the city, following its work with recycling programme provider Every Can Counts.

As part of the Cambridge BID team’s work with visitors, locals and businesses to enjoy a vibrant, safe and clean environment, recycling points have been introduced to over 40 high street retailers, and two shopping centres.

The recycling pioneers have also started to advocate the Every Can Counts recycling programme with Cambridge City Council and the colleges in Cambridge University.

Philippa Artus, Marketing & Projects Executive for Cambridge BID said:  “We’re proud of this award and what it means for Cambridge in terms of supporting a sustainable city centre. The shopping centres we work with in Cambridge alone have recycled thousands of cans over the last year, which is a fantastic achievement. We are committed to developing projects like this that will help to keep the city clean, reduce CO2 emissions and protect resources.”

Jonathan Easthope, Brand Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “The Cambridge BID team should be extremely proud of all they have done to improve recycling rates in the city. The efforts of Cambridge BID has meant that thousands of cans that could otherwise have been sent to landfill sites are now being recycled and reused. We urge more local businesses to get involved and start working with the free to use Every Can Counts programme; whether organisations are looking for help promoting existing recycling facilities, or for those looking to start a new recycling scheme from scratch, we’re here to help.”

The Every Can Counts Green Can Awards recognise businesses and organisations that have gone above and beyond to improve their recycling efforts.

For more information about the Green Can Awards or to find out more about how your business or organisation can sign up to Every Can Counts visit www.everycancounts.co.uk or call 01527 597 757.

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