Tower Hamlets business wins environment award

Tube Lines at the Green Globes Photo: Julian Dodd (Haymarket)

The team celebrate Photo: Julian Dodd (Haymarket)

A Tower Hamlets business has won a ‘green globe’ at the Green Business Awards due to a ground-breaking process, which reduces by 80 per cent, the amount of water used in washing trains.

Tube Lines, a tube maintenance company, collected this prestigious award for best UK company in water management thanks to the development of a rain water harvester for cleaning Piccadilly line trains.

Steve Judd, Head of Environment at Tube Lines said he was delighted to receive the award. He said: “Many see the demands of being a heavy engineering company whilst being environmentally friendly as mutually exclusive – but we’ve worked hard to quash this myth”.

The Green Globes took place at the Grosvenor House on Tuesday night. The awards ceremony is an esteemed and innovative event which rewards UK companies that practice environmental sustainability and implement smart business plans.

The Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, which covers Lewisham, were finalists in the Waste Reduction award. They were nominated for reducing overall waste with a new recycling initiative for chemical paraphernalia.

The Green Business Awards are aimed at encouraging companies of all kinds to combine financial goals with environmental aims. Management Today presented the awards this year, in association with ENDS, a specialist environmental publishing unit.

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