Meercat Associates Ltd, a BID (Business Improvement District) procurement specialist, based in Haywards Heath, were honoured as International Green World Ambassadors at a special ceremony on Monday November 10th 2014 at the Houses of Parliament, London.
This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of their Zero-2-Landfill Initiatives Project, which won a Green Apple Environment Award, presented at The Crystal, London last June.
As a result of that success, Meercat Associates Ltd were invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.
The award judges commented:“Reducing traffic flows, covering every possible waste stream with a waste management process, and building a zero-to-landfill community were the main aims. Costs have been reduced by an average of 40-50%, and 19 waste removal services have been reduced to just one.”
The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and the possibility of representing the UK in the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards are one of the few environmental schemes in Britain that have official status to act as an automatic feeder scheme into the European campaign.
As BID procurement specialists, Meercat Associates support BIDs and their members by reducing costs of essential business services through their unique National BID buying group, they give businesses time by managing the services and ensure all of their services operate with minimal environmental impact.
Report and picture contributed by Kate Cowan,Fox Brand Marketing.