Esher-based bakery, The Cookie Man, has been crowned winner of the Surrey Business Waste Minimisation Award.

The privately-owned business introduced two waste minimisation schemes last year and now recycles all food and cardboard waste.

As well as preventing around 750 tonnes of waste going to landfill, it will also save the bakery £60k a year.

The company also aims to ensure its products don’t use excess packaging and employs an environmental task group committed to improving these figures.

The Cookie Man supplies a number of major supermarket chains, including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Somerfield.