Person of the Year
Ben Weaver started the York branch of online recycling scheme Freecycle in 2005, a scheme which helps reduce the amount of usable items being sent to landfill. Ben has personally overseen almost 200,000 messages to help find homes for unwanted items.
The Royston Recycle group has won a Green Apple Environment Award after being nominated by Archant – The Crow’s publisher.
Dermot Byrne, the initiative’s founder, said: “We’re very pleased about being recognised for the good work the community’s been doing.
“One of the reasons we got it is there’s Freecycle groups all over the country and world but for the size of the area the membership is very significant.”
The group is an online only affair which has just broke the 4,000 member mark and is free to join.