The winners of the 2018 Environment Awards were announced at a ceremony in Durham last week (Thursday 8 November), with the business park’s very own Newton Press picking up an award of their own.
The awards, now in their 29th year, are organised by the County Durham Environment Partnership to recognise great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit.
The judges, who included architects, councillors and university experts, were thrilled with the quality of this year’s entries which came from all over County Durham.
Business park residents, Newton Press, won in the ‘Greener Business’ category. The judges were impressed by their environmentally-friendly print technology and practices, which include using eco-friendly products (including vegetable oil litho inks, and paper which is sustainably sourced and carbon neutral); press plate imaging (means no harsh chemicals); waterless print technology (so no contaminated water); reduced energy consumption (biomass used for the entire production site); an electric van for local deliveries; low energy lighting throughout the site; and 98.6% recycling of all our waste!
On winning the award, Newton Press said, “Everyone involved at Newton Press are very proud to have won this award, especially as it is all about the environment which is something we are extremely passionate about.”
Cllr Simon Henig, Chair of the County Durham Environment Partnership, said: “Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted this year, the range of entries was fantastic. What all of these finalists are doing is making County Durham a better place for everyone.”
Oliver Sherratt, Chair of the County Durham Environment Partnership, said: “The awards highlight the work of committed individuals and groups who contribute to making our county a wonderful place to live and visit. There was a real range of achievements, showcasing the innovative spirit apparent in County Durham when it comes to improving the environment. Well done to all involved.”
- Find out more about Newton Press via their website.