The Award was presented at the Tower of London in November at a glittering prize giving ceremony. Tina received her award from Professor David Bellamy, Britain’s leading environmental personality.The event was also supported by Tree Appeal, who have pledged to plant trees in the names of all the winners to make the function carbon free.Commenting on the winning entry, the Green Apple Award judges said: “A blocked sink led to the creation of the Fat Trap ® by Less Mess, a half litre container that sits by the sink of many homes across the UK. Saving sink blockages, sewer blockages, and the resulting river pollution, it also can recycle the fat into bird food. The idea is now moving into Europe, possibly Canada and New Zealand too”Tina’s company Less Mess has pioneered the safe and practical disposal of household grease and fat, using her patented ‘Fat Trap ®. The Fat Trap ® has proved to be a huge hit with our water companies, who have used them extensively as PR tools to help raise awareness of how to dispose of cooking fat and grease in a responsible way. The company is now developing the second generation Fat Trap ®, which will be even more environmentally friendly.The organisers of the Green Apple Awards are the Green Organisation, which is an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. It is funded by membership and sponsorship, with valuable support from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management,
As a Green Apple winner Tina has become a ‘Green Hero’. Green Heroes are a select band of environmentalists who are willing to go the extra mile to help thousands of others to follow their ecological lead. Tina’s award winning paper will be published in the Green book, this is a unique international work of reference CD and is an invaluable guide to environmental best practice and is distributed free of charge to environmental professionals around the world.
Tina will be invited to another prestigious awards ceremony at Kensington roof gardens where Green Hero shield and certificate will be presented.