Reconergy wins Hong Kong Shooting Star and ProductIP wins Cathay Pacific China Business Award 2017
Reconergy wins Hong Kong Shooting Star Award
Consul General in Hong Kong Ms. Annemieke Ruigrok, handed the Hong Kong Shooting Star to Reconergy founder Tom Uiterwaal. Reconergy considers sustainability to be of paramount importance. Naturally, Tom Uiterwaal saw the possibilities for linking the used cooking oil stock from Asia to the development of the biodiesel industry in Europe. As one of the first pioneers in purchasing and exporting this used cooking oil from Asia to Europe, Uiterwaal set up his own company Reconergy five years ago. Not only is converting these waste nutrients to biodiesel a good development for the environment (very strong reduction in greenhouse effect), but by buying these used cooking oils at a fair price Reconergy also ensures that this is no longer sold to small cheap restaurants for re-use in their kitchens which benefits the health of many Asians. With this, Reconergy has developed a new market that works positively for both East and West and also reduces illegal practices. Reconergy already has new plans to tackle the plastic stock of Hong Kong. Their Waste-to-Energy mission has only just begun.
Runner up for the Hong Kong Shooting Star Award was LUGGAGEMATE, an innovative company that has designed a range of high quality safety luggage straps with built-in digital luggage scales and combination locks. They pay attention to sustainability, as LUGGAGEMATE safety straps can be produced with a luggage strap made out of recycled material.
Reconergy founder Tom Uiterwaal receives the Hong Kong Shooting Star 2017 Award from Consul-General in Hong Kong Annemieke Ruigrok and two Economy Class tickets from Cathay Pacific.
Winners receive the China Business Award, two Business Class tickets from Cathay Pacific and two nights at the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong from Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts.