Alupro duo recognised in Resource Hot 100
The Hot 100 was established in 2002, with the ambition of celebrating vision, ambition and achievement across the waste industry. It invites industry professionals to nominate and vote for the people they feel have made a real difference over the past 12 months.
Executive director Tom Giddings was placed at number 50 and Martin Hyde, sustainability and public affairs manager was ranked at number 91 in this year's prestigious poll.
Broadcasting stalwart Sir David Attenborough and circular economy pioneer Dame Ellen MacArthur also featured in the list.
A record number of votes was received this year, up from over 4,000 in 2022's edition.
Giddings is a new entry for 2023, but this is the second year in a row that Hyde has been included. He was named in the 2022 list for his commitment to improving consumer education and influencing legislative change.
Commenting on the announcement, Giddings said: “As the independent voice of the aluminium packaging recycling industry, Alupro is committed to inspiring change and embracing innovation to drive a national uplift in recycling rates. We’re proud to represent our members and spread the message far and wide that aluminium is infinitely recyclable – the perfect example of a circular packaging economy.
“Being recognised in the Resource Hot 100 is truly humbling. While it may be our names on paper, it’s testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team that Alupro is being noticed by our peers for making a real difference and driving measurable change.”
Hyde added: “With new legislation transforming the sector, innovation, inspiration and continued momentum is key to maximising recycling rates in the long-term. Over the past 12 months alone, we’ve been proud to implement a number of new consumer engagement programmes, launch numerous roadmaps and reports, as well as play a driving role in shaping the policy landscape of tomorrow.
“Being seen from afar as drivers of change is hugely rewarding – a proud moment indeed."
Last month, Alupro launched a roadmap to increase aerosol recycling.