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Abbeysteel™ in the Green Apple Awards 2011!

Septmeber 2011

Abbeysteel's Green Apple AwardAbbeysteel™ has been awarded a prestigious environmental award - The Green Apple Award.


ABBEY STEEL & SHEARING CO LTD, based in STEVENAGE, have won an International Green Apple Environment Award in recognition of their environmental project – REUSE OF AUTOMOTIVE BY-PRODUCT.

Phil Cooper, MD, and Julia Cooper, Quality Manager, from Abbeysteel at the Green Awards.The trophy was presented by The Green Organisation at the 18th annual international awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Monday (November 14). The ceremony was hosted by The Rt Hon Liz Kendall, MP, and the presentations were made by Chris Hopkins of Ploughcroft Solar; who has revolutionised the domestic solar power industry and gained recognition on Dragons’ Den this year.

The Green Apple Awards are presented annually in recognition of companies, councils and communities carrying out projects that enhance environment and there were more than 500 nominations this year.

The Green Organisation

"The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by the Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world."


Abbeysteel and the Green Apple Awards 2011

The Green Apple Awards campaign is run by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-profit organisation that recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. Their supporters include the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and various other professional bodies.

“To then go further and become International Green Heroes is an even bolder statement of environmental intent, and organisations that go the extra mile and become International Green Heroes are demonstrating a serious commitment to the world around them."


Phil and Julia Cooper at the House of CommonsThe judges commented, “Abbey’s unique business model is obtaining steel off-cuts from the automotive industry. They reuse these as marketable blanks, saving many tonnes of pollution. They have now re-branded the product to show its credentials and customers now know they are promoting sustainability.”

International organiser Roger Wolens commented:  “To show continued interest in environmental issues during the current financial climate shows great foresight and they deserve the recognition of being Green Apple Award winners. The award-winning project will be featured in the next Green Book, the world’s only work of reference on environmental best practice.