Olleco shortlisted for the world’s leading circular economy awards

06 December 2018
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Olleco is among six finalists in one of the enterprise categories of the 2019 Circulars Awards – an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Winners will join world leaders and entrepreneurs at the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos this January.

The Circulars Award Programme was created to honour businesses, organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to the development of a circular economy. This vision, of a world where the earth’s precious resources are kept in circulation at every point of their life, is the only way we can ensure that we can continue to live sustainably on our planet and protect it from catastrophic global changes.

Helping the food industry transition to zero carbon operations.

Olleco, part of ABP, is delighted to have been short-listed for one of these prestigious international awards - joining the ranks of some of the world’s most environmentally progressive and innovative organisations. Our ability to help the UK’s largest food businesses embrace the circular economy has clearly impressed the judges. By ensuring that food waste and used cooking oil are collected, captured and converted to renewable energy, biofuels and fertiliser, Olleco has enabled two giants of the food industry to deliver transformational changes in the way they operate.

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Telling the circular story.

A key part of building a circular economy is communicating the changes that businesses need to make. This short film was an integral part of our Circulars Award entry. It tells the story of how Olleco, McDonald’s UK and Arla Foods UK worked together to create a mutually beneficial “closed loop” – the core model of a circular economy. It explains, in simple, engaging, terms, how Olleco use waste resources from McDonald’s restaurants to fuel their logistics chains and generate renewable energy to process the milk Arla supplies to McDonald’s restaurants and produce environmentally friendly fertiliser for farmers at the start of the food supply chain.

Robert Behan, Olleco CEO, said: “We’re delighted to have reached the final six in our category at the Circulars and it’s testament to the hard work of every one of the nearly 1000 strong Olleco staff who are dedicated to delivering innovative circular economy solutions. We're also hugely privileged to work with some of the most forward-thinking businesses in the food industry and I'd like to thank Arla Foods and McDonald's restaurants for choosing to partner with us as they transform their operations to make food sustainable.”

For more information visit: www.thecirculars.org/our-finalists

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