The post-consumer glass recycling initiative developed by Morley Glass in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass has been shortlisted for another prestigious award, putting it in the running to be named as one of the best companies in its home county of Yorkshire.

We have been named a finalist in the ‘Sustainable Ethical Manufacturer Award’ category of the Made in Yorkshire 2024 Awards. This is an annual awards programme which highlights excellence in businesses based in Yorkshire and the Humber, with previous winners including Senior Aluminium Systems, Gripple and the UK’s largest caravan and holiday homes manufacturer Swift Group.

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The shortlisting recognises the Morley Glass post-consumer glass recycling scheme as one of the best sustainability initiatives in the region over the past 12 months, reflecting the collaboration between two Yorkshire-based firms.

We crush end-of-life IGUs collected from installers into cullet at our Leeds HQ, which is then used by Saint-Gobain Glass to manufacture new energy efficient glass at its Eggborough factory near Selby. Even the state-of-the-art machinery developed to crush intact IGUs into high quality cullet in one process was created in the region by Hull-based Concept Engineering.

Revenue generated through the production of cullet is also used to benefit community initiatives seeking to deliver environmental and social benefits, the vast majority of which are also located in Yorkshire.

In being shortlisted for the sustainability award, we are hoping to repeat our success at the G23 Awards and 2023’s GGP Installer Awards. We received accolades in both awards programmes in recognition for how the scheme provides a viable approach to diverting waste glass away from landfill.

Ian Short, Managing Director of Morley Glass said, “Yorkshire has such a rich heritage of manufacturing excellence and innovation, which is why it is particularly special to be recognised as one of the best. And it is pleasing to be shortlisted given how we’ve structured the scheme to benefit the region at a local community level through the thousands of pounds worth of funding we’ve made available to charities, groups and individuals working on environmental or social improvements.”

The winners of the Made in Yorkshire 2024 Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony taking place on 7th March 2024 at New Dock Hall in Leeds.

Find out more about the post-consumer glass recycling initiative here.