Spinning Gate Shopping Centre Wins 3rd Green Apple Award

During Recycle Week, Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh have announced they have won their 3rd Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practise

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in conjunction with their waste management partner, B&M Waste Services Limited, celebrated previous success in 2017 & 2018 when they achieved a Green Apple award for Environmental Best Practise for their waste management achievements.  They are delighted to receive their 3rd award for their achievements in 2019, ensuring 100% of the waste produced from site was diverted from landfill.

The award nomination for the 2019 Green Apple Environment Award submission provided details of all the environmental successes achieved during the year.

These successes included reducing the total volume of waste produced from site by 11% from previous year (80,420kg volume of waste produced in 2019, compared to 91,100kg of waste produced in the previous year, a reduction of 10,680kg), the centre also reduced the volume of waste produced from site by 25% in the past 3 years!

100% of the waste processed from site was diverted from landfill for the 3rd year running.  The centre reduced its energy consumption by 10.3%, saving 13,760kWh from the previous year.  During the year, the centre implemented numerous environmental initiatives to help contribute to its 3rd Award: which included continuing with digital communications with its retail stores, appointing a recycling charity who collect used IT and electrical equipment from site.  The centre continued to promote its used postage stamp recycling scheme, inviting shoppers to drop off their used postage stamps, the centre then sends onto Kicks Count charity for recycling.  In addition, Spinning Gate now recycles wooden pallets, used store fittings, pens, batteries, printer cartridges, plastic hangers, light fittings and source local charities to donate unwanted items to minimise the volume of waste produced from the centre.

Karen Cox, Centre Manager of Spinning Gate Centre, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to receive our 3rd Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practise.  The centre team work incredibly hard and are fully committed, separating waste at source into the different waste streams, ensuring there is no cross contamination.  The centre team understand the importance of environmental sustainability and are totally committed to increasing recycling opportunities across site.”

David Carter, Senior Customer Relations Manager at B&M Waste Services said:

We are incredibly proud to have jointly received our 3rd Green Apple Award with our customer Spinning Gate Shopping Centre. The centre team have fully embraced waste minimisation, recycling and zero waste to landfill across the site and are always looking at innovative ways to further improve their sustainable waste strategy. HUGE well done once again to the Spinning Gate team.”

Michelle Bancroft, Group Quality & Compliance Director of The ExcluSec Group who employ the centre Security & Cleaning team on site commented:

“We are extremely proud of our colleagues who have worked incredibly hard in assisting Spinning Gate in achieving the Green Apple Award.  Their positive efforts, dedication and hard work has no doubt played an instrumental part in this achievement.

Thank you to our client Spinning Gate for giving us the opportunity to be involved in such a project and a big well done to all those involved.”

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre will attend an award ceremony in November at the Houses of Parliament, London to collect their 3rd prestigious award.

To celebrate their 3rd Green Apple Award, Spinning Gate are creating a number of apple themed events & activities during October – the National Apple month .  Further information is available at www.spinninggate.co.uk