The First Mile team enjoyed award ceremony success again last week when we were ‘highly commended’ in the Packaging Innovation of the Year category at the BusinessGreen Technology Awards.

In their fifth year, the BusinessGreen Technology Awards recognise the achievements of the most exciting and innovative clean tech providers working in the UK today. The Packaging Innovation of the Year category was created this year to celebrate any technology or design that has successfully curbed the environmental impact of packaging, either through limiting waste, encouraging reuse or recycling or enhancing sustainability performance.

It was our innovative recycling solution, RecycleBox, that scooped the commendation, gaining recognition from the judging panel for its positive impact on dealing with packaging waste.

The RecycleBox helps to curb the environmental impact of packaging as it offers a recycling solution for many items that often end up in landfill or incineration, such as coffee pods, long-life drinks cartons, compostable packaging and wine corks. The service is available for both consumers and businesses.

First Mile founder and CEO, Bruce Bratley, says: “With the amount of different packaging materials being invented, it’s becoming even more complicated to recycle, not less. We created RecycleBox in response to the increasing appetite among consumers and businesses to become zero-waste, and to be able to recycle everything they possibly can. We’re delighted to have been highly commended at the BusinessGreen awards, it’s great to have the efforts of the First Mile team recognised by the judging panel.