Morley Glass has been named a finalist in the ‘Sustainable Ethical Manufacturer Award’ category of the Made in Yorkshire 2024 Awards. The company was chosen for its post-consumer glass recycling initiative in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass.
The Made in Yorkshire Awards is an annual awards programme which highlights excellence in businesses based in Yorkshire and the Humber, a statement said. Previous winners include Senior Aluminium Systems, Gripple and the UK’s largest caravan and holiday homes manufacturer Swift Group. The winners of the Made in Yorkshire 2024 Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony taking place on 7 March 2024 at New Dock Hall in Leeds.
A statement said that 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 the Yorkshire-based firms involved.
Morley Glass is based near Leeds, where it crushes end-of-life insulated glass units (IGUs) collected from installers into cullet, which is then used by Saint-Gobain Glass to manufacture new energy efficient glass at its Eggborough factory near Selby.
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.
“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.”