Merchant guild recognises Polypipe as Caring for the Environment

Thursday 19th March 2020

Polypipe wins Caring for the Environment award thanks to its commitment to recycling and the intelligent use of rainwater in enhancing urban greening.


Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation – one of Europe's leading manufacturers of piping, water and climate management systems – has the won the Caring for the Environment Award in the annual City & Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants (WCoBM) and staged in London’s Haberdashers Hall on March 16th


According to the WCoBM, the award reflected Polypipe Civils’s significant commitment to, and investment in, recycling; its corporate repositioning to Green Urbanisation as an evolution of infrastructure; and its innovations in water management when it comes to supporting urban greening. Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation has been operating environmentally-focused projects and initiatives for years; with its parent group maintaining a clear strategic programme for reducing material consumption while increasing recycling and renewable energy usage across all its businesses. The awards criteria were as broad as they were detailed – ranging from the company’s motivation and objectives – such as converting single-use plastic into recyclable and/or reusable products – in pursuing a sustainable strategy through to the benefits to customers and society. Recent recycling milestones reached by Polypipe include: 75% of all consumed polymer being recycled material; the reprocessing – rather than export – of 16,000 tonnes of UK-generated waste each year; 15,000 tonnes CO2 saved p.a. compared with landfill disposal, and 75% of all water employed across all recycling and manufacturing being recycled.


Speaking of Green Urbanisation, Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Divisional Managing Director, explains: “In the longer term, our entire agenda is to fundamentally change the supply chain, material specification and construction best practice. “Green Urbanisation introduces a new generation of technologies that optimises green assets through an extended, integrated sustainable water management network. This includes hybrid solutions that combine green infrastructure such as roofs, gardens and trees with water storage and management systems within urban environments.“The benefits are multiple: reduced chance of flooding and enhanced drought resilience, increased biodiversity, lowering of the heat island effect, more green spaces and amenities, better air quality, improved health and wellbeing. “This award is a great fillip for us acknowledging as it does our great efforts to date, our significant investment and the commitment of our business to make an enduring, positive, sustainable impact upon on our cityscapes”.


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Picture shows (L to R): Matt Huskisson, General Manager,  Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation; Hollie White, Commercial Manager, Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation; Dame Fiona Woolf, Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants; and Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Divisional Managing Director for Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation.

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