Burnt Tree fleet engineer runner-up in national ‘green’ award

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 13:29
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GREEN: Charlie Bailey receives award

A Burnt Tree Vehicle Hire engineer has been named ‘Commercial Recycling Champion’ runner-up in the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Management.

Charlie Bailey, Group Fleet Engineer, was highly commended by judges of the prestigious awards, which are organised by letsrecycle.com and this year celebrated their tenth anniversary.

The awards recognise the dedication of an individual or team within the commercial and industrial sector in promoting recycling and sustainable waste management.

Mr Bailey, who is based at Burnt Tree’s head office in Shrewsbury, has been responsible for environmental waste management and recycling at Burnt Tree since 2008.

In the last year, he has introduced systems to reduce VOC emissions, increased damage vehicle panel recycling rates and encouraged the recycling initiative involvement of all Burnt Tree employees.

He has also worked with suppliers to find more informed solutions to paint and solvent usage, as well as developing a bonding system to turn damaged bumpers into ‘as new’.

Mr Bailey said: “As a responsible business with a fleet of 15,000 cars, vans, trucks and accessible minibuses, it is important to us not only to meet legal standards but also to find innovative ways of keeping our impact on the environment to a minimum.”

Launched in 2004, the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Management recognise progress in recycling, reuse and waste minimisation across all sectors, including local authorities, retail and industry.

This year’s winners were revealed at a celebratory lunch last month at the Landmark Hotel, London, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Suzanna Reid.

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