Citrus were delighted to have received so many very worthy Environmental Awards entries in our role as sponsor of the Environmental Business of the Year Award at The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards 2021 which took place last night, & selecting our 2 finalists was challenging!
Runner-up Re-Utilise is a Community interest Charity who have gone the extra mile to engage with business to separate reusable products that would be otherwise be destroyed.. The donated waste items are sold to groups & individuals for art & Craft materials. Donated paint is resold for £1.00 per litre, mostly to the local community, but also farther afield. Citrus felt that the family engagement of the Scraps Challenge was a valuable learning for kids of all ages working together, along with family, carers, & the dedicated team of volunteers to have fun using their imagination to use scrap materials to regularly create models & artwork.
All in, Citrus loved the commitment to sourcing & reusing business waste, which is made saleable, & engendering less wasteful habits in young people is hugely important to save the world.
Winner Cycle Recycle Principles to Promote Cycling, Saving customers money & Keeping bikes out of waste streams ( over 9000 unwanted bicycles in 10 years) has attracted customers of all ages throughout the Eastern Counties to visit Lowestoft & Waveney for services, recycled parts & renovated bicycles. The business is growing because recreational & competitive cyclists value the teams commitment to the hard task of dismantling cycles, making use of all possible parts. Congratulations on your business expansion. Citrus wish you well in your new shop in Long Stratton, improving healthy living & promoting sustainable cycling that reduces our Carbon footprint in the East.