Trime UK's X-Splash wash bay has been honoured by environmental campaigners the Green Organisation.

The product was one of 800 nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Chief executive officer Ray Caulfield and managing director Paul Hay received the award at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

Paul Hay said: 'Our aim was to produce a cleaning method that conserves water through a recycling process and a collection procedure that gathers in all harmful contaminates so they are not discharged into the sewage system.

'The X-Splash has rapidly become a popular product and to have its environmental qualities formally recognised is indeed an honour. We hope that this award will give confidence to current users and prospective purchasers that the X-Splash is an environmentally accredited product,' added Paul.

The judges said:  'Localised ground and watercourse pollution from construction operations is a frequent occurrence. Trime set out to reduce this by developing an enclosed wash-bay for construction plant and equipment that contains filters and reuses its water, consuming less and protecting the environment'

The X-Splash wash bay is suitable for cleaning most types of plant and machinery. It is also listed on the Water Technology List (WTL) which promotes products that encourage sustainable water use.

The Green Apple 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.