Marks & Spencer’s Plan A Award for Environmental Leadership has gone to a water treatment facility in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Designed by Aquabio Ltd and owned by Bakkavor group, the multi-million pound construction on the Cucina Sano site recycles more than 80% of the water it uses.
It also treats up to 0.7 million litres of water daily, and has reduced traffic flow to the site equivalent to 130 tankers per week.
Commenting on the win, Bakkavor’s chief executive officer Agust Gudmundsson said: “We are proud that Cucina Sano has received this customer award in recognition of the progress we are making to environmental sustainability.
“Water reduction is one of our key priority areas and we will continue to look at ways where we can make a significant positive impact.”
The facility specialises in Italian ready meals for Marks & Spencer.
Aquabio managing director Steve Goodwin added: “The new plant’s recycling capabilities are significantly reducing water consumption and wastewater discharge volumes, as well as having a positive impact on the surrounding area with the elimination of a significant number of tankers per day arriving and leaving the site.”