Hartlepool shopping centre branches out through environmental award

Middleton Grange shopping centre boss Mark Rycraft.

Middleton Grange shopping centre boss Mark Rycraft.

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Middleton Grange shopping centre is celebrating the fruits of its eco-friendly efforts by scooping a top award.

The Hartlepool mall says it is delighted to be recognised for its environmental initiatives and a win at the International Green Apple Awards.

It is fantastic to see our efforts and commitment to dropping our impact on the environment has been recognised.

Mark Rycraft

It saw it compete against more than 500 other nominations for Environmental Best Practice.

Middleton Grange will be presented with their trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the House of Parliament on Monday, November 16.

Its entry focused on its recycling initiatives, practices and procedures.

None of the waste generated at the centre goes to Landfill with recycling up by 20% due to the success of its on-site recycling programme, while annual electrical consumption has decreased by 7%.

Mark Rycraft, centre manager, said: “We’re extremely happy to have received this award.

“It is fantastic to see our efforts and commitment to dropping our impact on the environment has been recognised.

“All the team at Middleton Grange has worked hard to achieve this and we look forward to attending the awards later this year.”