Prince of Wales learns of Recycling Lives' approach

Recycling Lives’s approach to waste management has been given a royal seal of approval.

HRH The Prince of Wales heard about the organisation’s use of business principles to create social impact at an exclusive Business In The Community (BITC) and International Sustainability Unit (ISU) event.

Prince Charles led the ‘Catalysing a Circular Economy and the Role of Design and Innovation in the Plastic Value Chain’ event – where business leaders discussed ways to reduce pollution by keeping plastics in-use through clever design and disposal, to reuse and recycling.

Here, Recycling Lives was used as an example of circular economy.

Recycling Lives’ recycling and waste management business is committed to 100% diversion from landfill, using state-of-the-art machinery and methods to manage all waste streams.

CEO Steve Jackson OBE DL, founder of Recycling Lives, joined the discussion on February 2, in London.

He said:

“This was another excellent opportunity taken by BITC, to promote the circular economy and to discuss ways to innovate across a range of diverse businesses.

“HRH added the gravitas that only he is able to deliver, showing passion to resolving the wider issues of environmental impact and social inclusion.

“I was filled with pride to hear Recycling Lives being spoken about, as one of the four companies highlighted for their specific contribution to both the circular economy and for their social impact.

“For a small business in the company of multi-million pound, blue-chip organisations, it was humbling.”