"The winners have ... demonstrated how passion, innovation, ingenuity and determination can achieve practical, commercial and successful advances in plastics recycling," said Ton Emans, awards judge and president of Plastics Recyclers Europe.
According to Emans, the entries had "very high standards," showing a growing range of consumer and industrial applications in which recycled plastics and recycling technology are being used.
"They are making a huge contribution towards conserving resources, reducing CO2 and sustaining the circular economy," he added.
The winners each received a trophy designed and made by the Better Future Factory. The base is 3D printed from 100 percent recycled ABS plastic car instrument panels and the multicolor top is laser cut from compressed HDPE bottle caps recovered during beach clean-ups.
Karen Laird, a fellow judge and editor of Plastics News Europe, said Beaulex products are an "excellent example" of how a good idea, clever design and recycled plastics can come together in a construction product that is perfectly suited for its purpose.
The Beaulex balls replace the use of old tires for rainwater buffering systems under hardened surfaces and can easily be dug up and recycled again. They are clean and efficient in use.
The Grundig vacuum cleaner is a highly commendable initiative from Arcelik AS, a household appliances manufacturer.
Used appliances collected from customers are delivered back to Arcelik's two licensed waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling facilities, where they are disassembled for sustainable recycling and eventually used in manufacturing of new products.