On November 30th, the Recycling Gala 2023 will be held in Stockholm and Hummeltorp’s CEO is a finalist in the category ”Recycling Inspirer of the Year”. The award goes to a person who drives, engages, and inspires others when it comes to increasing recycling and reuse, in other words, to someone who makes a difference.

Over the past year, Hummeltorp, with CEO Christer Otterström at the helm, has created interest in the recycling of excavated masses at an international level. Organizations such as the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC), The Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) in Washington D.C., The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) in Brussels are collaborating with Hummeltorp in the quest to get the entire construction industry to switch to a circular mindset.

Together with ISD, Hummeltorp is the initiator of bringing together international organizations, universities, researchers, and companies to the Green Innovation Network (GIN) and to create Sustainable Valley, a green global hub, in Sweden with the aim of accelerating innovations and green development.

Hummeltorp is one of three finalists in the category Recycling Inspirer of the Year with the motivation: ”Hummeltorp’s CEO Christer Otterström wants to inspire and accelerate the transition to a circular society. In a short period of time, Christer has created a great, international interest in recycling and reuse of construction masses.”

It is a huge honour to be one of the finalists and we are very proud. We have worked hard to make politicians, academia, the business community, and the public to notice the benefits of recycled excavated materials from construction processes,” says Christer Otterström, CEO of Hummeltorp.

The Recycling Gala is organized by the magazine Recycling, the Swedish Recycling Industries Association and Avfall Sverige. The aim is to drive development, create participation, showcase the best examples, and to draw attention to the industry.