Humber Waste Alliance wins innovative approach award combating waste in the Humber Estuary

May 13, 2019

Over 300 guests from the process, renewable, engineering and energy industries attended the CATCH / YCF Annual Awards Dinner last night. This was the first event that the two organisations have held together, since their merger in 2018, and in a new category the Humber Waste Alliance won CATCH / YCF Best Partnership Award.

This special award celebrates a new initiative presently involving 35 organisations ranging from large corporate companies, utility companies, local councils, waste management companies, charities and more. The Humber Waste Alliance aim to reduce waste to prevent marine little polluting the Humber. The group has a strong desire to improve individual credentials and aspire to lead the region as an area of excellence.

Current initiatives the group are promoting include replacing products with eco-friendly alternatives, being advocates for changing practices in organisations and working with environmental groups to understand new threats to our water ways to name but a few.

The group has over 35 members and growing regularly all with a strong objective to reduce waste amongst their businesses and have over the last 11 months, grown momentum to protect the Humber for the future.

Tina Raleigh, ABP’s Quality and Environment Systems Manager and current Chair of the Humber Waste Alliance, said: “It’s fantastic that the Humber Waste Alliance has received this award. All of our members are dedicated in working to improve the environment on the Humber, so to receive an accolade like this really proves that collaboration is the key to success.”

Further initiatives are planned this year including a recycle sculpture promoting the group to be displayed in the shopping centres over the summer and waste conference in November.

Humber Waste Alliance goes from strength to strength and continues to be proactive ambassadors for businesses in the region.

For press information, please contact: Lynnsey Pilmer – Lynnsey.pilmer@yorkshirewater.co.uk