Lincoln-based Minster Surfacing has been named overall winner and best business in the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards in recognition of its work to reduce waste through recycling.
Organised by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and Lindum Rotary Club, the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards recognise and celebrate environmental excellence by highlighting inspiring activities that are helping to improve the environment and encourage sustainability.
Minster Surfacing won the Anglian Water Best Business Award and the Overall Award at the event which was held at Lincoln’s Bentley Hotel on May 22.
Minster Surfacing is one of the first companies in the UK to be using technology that enables it to recycle material that’s removed from old roads to be used again for new surfaces.
Managing Director of Minster Surfacing, Bruce Spencer-Knott said: “It’s an honour to have been given these two awards.
“People tend to think of road surfacing as a dirty, pollutive industry but we’re proving that it’s possible to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of our work and improve our service as a result.
“By embracing technology, we’re making the industry cleaner, safer and more sustainable and I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve so far.”
Richard Pennell from Lindum Rotary Club said: “The aim of the Lincolnshire Environmental Award is to recognise and highlight those within the historic county of Lincolnshire who are working to improve and protect the counties environment.
“Minster received the overall award for 2018 because the systems that they have been developing to reduce the impact on the environment are not only innovative but go beyond what was required by legislation.”