DS Smith and Tesco

UK-based DS Smith Recycling has won the Silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice for its 30-year partnership with Tesco. The annual Green Apple Awards, which recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the world, saw Nicholas Power, Head of Key Accounts and Supplier Management at DS Smith Recycling, collect the award on 12th of November.

DS Smith won the award due to its long-standing partnership with Tesco, which has seen the national retailer divert 100% of its residual waste from landfill. The company was also recognised for its wide range of innovative projects, including logistics excellence, having helped Tesco to double the amount of waste carried in one load, which has halved the number of trips required for transporting waste streams.

“We’re pleased to have received this award for environmental best practice, which highlights the dedication of teams across Tesco and DS Smith in allowing this partnership to achieve its full potential. We pride ourselves on offering the most effective and innovative solutions to recycling and sustainability challenges and winning the Green Apple Award shows that our hard work and dedication are being recognised,” said Mr Power.