Two Alupro team members have been recognised as part of this year’s Resource Hot 100 – a definitive list, voted for by the sector itself, of the leading names and brightest lights in the UK recycling industry.
Tom Giddings, executive director (#50); and Martin Hyde, sustainability and public affairs manager (#91); both placed in the prestigious poll, alongside broadcasting royalty Sir David Attenborough and circular economy pioneer Dame Ellen MacArthur.
With the ambition of celebrating vision, ambition and achievement across the waste industry, the Hot 100 has fast become the who’s who of resource management. Established in 2002, the initiative invites industry professionals to nominate and vote for the people they feel have made a real difference over the past 12 months.
With a record number of votes received, over 4,000 more than last year, competition is rife for a place in the Hot 100. While Giddings is a new entry for 2023, this is the second year in a row that Hyde has made the grade, named in the 2022 list for his commitment to improving consumer education and influencing legislative change.
Commenting on the announcement, Tom 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.”
The 2023 Resource Hot 100 can be found at https://resource.co/article/resource-hot-100-2023-full-list-revealed, where you can also register your interest to participate in next year’s list.