Scottish Resources Awards Celebrate Circular Economy Success

A manufacturer pioneering environmentally-friendly insulation and a shopping centre composting food waste from over 100 businesses on site were among those honoured for their outstanding contribution to Scotland’s sustainability ambitions at last night’s Scottish resources Awards event.

Around 300 people from businesses and organisations across Scotland gathered together for the Scottish Resources Awards to recognise excellence in Scotland’s circular economy and resource management sectors. The event followed the extremely successful Scottish Resources Conference – delivered by Zero Waste Scotland and partners CIWM and SEPA – which saw a packed two-day programme and notable announcements on developments in litter prevention and funding for recycling.

But to the Awards, which attracted a high calibre of entries, and the 2017 winners were:

  • Best Circular Economy Initiative – Industrial Nature (pictured)
  • Best Food Waste Initiative – Clyde Shopping Centre
  • Best Litter Prevention Initiative – East Haven Together
  • Outstanding Contribution – Anita Boyle, LAMH Recycle Ltd
  • Rising Star of the Year – Fiona Gilbert, Remake Scotland

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “The Scottish Resources Awards grow in influence and reputation year on year, and we were delighted to receive an overwhelming number of entries to the 2017 awards. It was with great difficulty that our finalists were whittled down from a number of deserving submissions, and my hearty congratulations go out to all the winners and shortlisted finalists.

“The number of submissions we received this year is testament to Scotland’s leading circular economy progress, and the hard work that continues across the industry to drive a more sustainable, resilient Scotland.”

Dr Nicki Souter, chair of the CIWM Scotland Centre, said: “Once again this year, these awards demonstrate what can be achieved when people and businesses innovate and collaborate to turn waste back into useful materials and products and reduce the impact of waste and litter on our society. The high quality submissions are a testament to the commitment we are seeing across Scotland to building a cleaner and more sustainable future.”

Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive, SEPA, said: “The calibre of this year’s entries has once again been exceptional. The innovation on display by each entrant, confirms that Scotland can positively influence the way we use and value our resources. Encouraging the right mind-set and practices for forward thinking businesses, will take us one step closer to living within our planet’s means to support us.”

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