Other British winners included Vauxhall England, George @ Asda England, and Oxford Brookes University.
V-Air® SOLID is classified as VOC exempt and waste-free. It is completely free of any solvents, propellants, HFCs and harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). V-Air® SOLID contains no batteries and is classed as non-hazardous for transportation methods. It is designed so that it does not need any external power source such and it doesn’t rely on gravity – all it needs to work is natural airflow. The refill is biodegradable and the dispenser is 100% recyclable. The V-Air® Solid cartridge clip & plastic packaging components are manufactured from recycled and recyclable plastics.
The award judges commented: “Air fresheners in public facilities are products that are more likely noticed when they are not installed, but when used they can have VOC, recycling and waste implications. Vectair are major global suppliers and wanted to improve the sustainability of these products, so they invented a recyclable and biodegradable passively dispersed system that uses no propellants or electricity - yet performs as well as any other system.”
Paul Wonnacott, Managing Director and President, Vectair Systems says: “We are thrilled that we have been recognised not only on a national level, but on a global level for our V-Air® SOLID air freshener. We pride ourselves on being innovators in hygiene and the environment is something that our customers are increasingly becoming aware of.”
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. They are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.