Shred Station takes home the decanter at the 2024 Waste World Cup!

Each year, Shred Station participates in the waste industry’s most anticipated sporting event – the Waste World Cup.

The Waste World Cup, held annually in support of Waste Aid, this year took place on 28th June. Channelling our inner Jude Bellinghams, a Shred Station team of ten battled to bring home another trophy.

Image of the Shred Station team at the 2024 Waste World Cup

On the pitch this year, we had (from top left to bottom right):

  • Richard (Norwich Operations Coordinator)
  • Oliver (Operations Director)
  • Luke (Engineer Assistant)
  • Martin (Norwich Operations Manager)
  • Izzy (Internal Account Manager)
  • Tom (Internal Sales Executive)
  • Josh (Norwich Warehouse Supervisor)
  • Aston (Norwich Warehouse Operative)
  • Aurora (Business Support Administrator)
  • Lloyd (Norwich Warehouse Manager).

While most of the team had taken part in the Waste World Cup previously, for three members of the team, it was their first time. Izzy, Aston, and Aurora did amazingly well and helped to secure the third-place trophy – a glass decanter. We asked the team what their most enjoyable parts of the day were, and they said:

  • Spending the day with the team and having a good time
  • Playing the semi-final which ended in a penalty shootout
  • Luke and Tom getting sin-binned in the first game
  • Winning the decanter
  • The bus journey back – involving karaoke!

Team Captain, Martin Emms, said:

“After bringing the 1st place trophy back a few times now, we saw this year as more of a chance to have a good time and a nice day out. We helped the other who hadn’t played a Waste World Cup before to feel welcome and involved, and once we ended up in the 3rd place knockout tournament, we really put our focus into winning it and taking home the decanter”.

“I fully recommend the Waste World Cup to other waste management companies. It’s a very well-run event and keeps everyone involved until the afternoon, no matter how well you do”.

The Shred Station team celebrating with their decanter trophy

Well done, team.

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