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19 MAY 2022


EIC member wins adapting to climate change award

At the recently held Sustainability West Midlands 20th Anniversary Awards, Accelar’s Co-Founder Charlene Baker was presented with an ‘Adapting to Climate Change’ award on behalf of the EIC member business.

The event, hosted at the IMAX Theatre in Birmingham, brought together like-minded individuals and organisations to share their approaches, with a look to spark fresh ideas to create a sustainable future across the region.

As an active member of Sustainability West Midlands, Accelar contributed on a number of fronts including with associate director Clare Ollerenshaw joining experts from Worcestershire LEP, Transport for West Midlands, and Birmingham City University for a panel discusion on the progress made towards tackling climate change, and levelling up across the region.

Accelar also sponsored the ‘Resource Efficiency’ stream award and Clare was pleased to present Denise Brinton from Stay Safe PPE with the award for their influential work in the healthcare sector, helping to reduce wase sent to landfill and carbon emissions.

Denise Brinton, Stay Safe PPE said: "With the bulk of PPE being produced in the Far East and Asia, the associated imported carbon footprint is in the region of 14.7 tonnes of CO2e for every tonne of textiles produced. Last year we saved around 1,000 tonnes of PPE from unnecessary destruction, and we hope this award will raise awareness so we can continue to promote the washing and re-using of PPE.”

Find out more at the Sustainability West Midlands website.