The rest of the list features some equally impressive and innovative products: including Dyson’s cutting-edge Airblade hand dryer, which took three years to design, Samsung’s LED TVs, which use less energy than a plasma screen, and even Stagecoach’s Bio-bus, which is powered using cooking oil instead of petrol or diesel. And while BT and Marks and Spencer may not be the most obvious examples of green businesses, they're also both are up for a gong. So they're clearly doing something right.
The Green Business Awards are now in their fourth year, and are rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious and sought-after gongs in the industry – so it's no wonder the shortlist is so impressive. But you’ll have to wait until next week to find out who won – the awards take place on November 2 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. We’ll have all the info on the winners here first thing the next day.