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Gatwick gets Green Apple award
In a national campaign to find Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities, Bio-Productions, in partnership with OCS, has won a Green Apple Environment Award for helping to reduce the environmental impacts of cleaning Gatwick, the UK's second largest airport. The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.
The awards will be presented to winners at a ceremony in the House of Commons on November 14th, 2011. They are invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, and will also be considered to represent their country in the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The introduction of Bio-Productions' biological cleaning products at Gatwick has resulted in a recognised improvement in washroom air quality, as well as the airport's environmental impacts being reduced in a number of ways. A reduction in chemical use has led to fewer deliveries and less on-site stock movement, with an anticipated saving of approximately 100 truck miles a year. Bio-Productions' biological urinal blocks have been introduced in all the washrooms, bringing an annual reduction in water usage of around 100,000 litres per annum as well as energy savings on pumping and moving water to the airport's effluent treatment plant. The cleaning products are also stored in a smaller area resulting in lower energy consumption.
"It has been one of our top priorities to enhance the passenger experience, especially in the washroom, and to add value for the client through environmental efficiencies,2 says Adrian Shuker, Sustainability Director for OCS, which provides cleaning services in the airport's public areas. "Our partnership with Bio-Productions has helped us achieve this goal."
15th September 2011