We’re very proud to be shortlisted for the prestigious Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020 for our Wham Bam Upcycled range of plastic storage boxes made from 100% recycled single use plastics. These awards set out to acknowledge and celebrate achievement throughout the European plastics recycling industry. They identify and provide insight into the latest developments in the usage of recycled material, product design and innovative manufacturing.
Wham Upcycled is a complete range of super strong storage boxes with the more recent addition of housewares and garden planters. These products, despite costing slightly more to produce, retail at a comparable price to our existing range and are equally durable and versatile. This goes against the misconception that recycled products are not as strong as their non-recycled counterparts.
The award winners will be announced on 26th March, during the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI Amsterdam. Recycling plastics in Europe is a rapidly growing sector representing €3 billion in turnover, with 6.6 million tonnes of recycling capacity and directly employing around 18,000 people.
Our company director Tony Grimshaw OBE says:
We are really pleased to be nominated for this award because it means we’re on the right path. What More UK is a forward thinking, progressive company, and this nomination is evidence of that.
The Wham Upcycled range is just one of several product ranges made from recycled raw materials. We also produce storage from surplus post-industrial materials – Wham Recycled and a range made from recycled banknotes – Banknote Box. We have a zero to landfill policy and engage in beach litter picking activities. Going forward to aim to continue to produce more products from recycled material in an attempt to help battle the environmental crisis.