Scottish Resources Awards Celebrate Sustainability

04-11-14-Scottish-awards-GCThis year’s Scottish Resources Awards Dinner, part of the Scottish Resources Conference 2014, saw a keynote address from the Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead ahead of the presentation of six key awards, including the Outstanding Contribution Award which went to Graeme Cunningham.

As well as working full time as environment manager with Clackmannanshire Council, Graeme has devoted time to helping others and made valuable and informed contributions to forums such as the CoSLA Waste Managers network, which he chaired for several years. Graeme has also volunteered on a number of other groups involving CIWM, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA where his knowledge and enthusiasm has made him an invaluable asset to any group or project were he played a part.

The full list of 2014 winners is:

  • Best Partnership Initiative – North Ayrshire Council and Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company Ltd
  • Excellence in Resource Management (Small Organisation) – Clyde Shopping Centre
  • Excellence in Resource Management (Medium Organisation) – Levenseat Ltd
  • Excellence in Resource Management (Large Organisation) – Dundee City Council
  • Young Recycler of the Year Award – Katie Ferrie
  • Outstanding Contribution Award – The People’s Choice – Graeme Cunningham

Iain Gulland, director of Zero Waste Scotland, said: “I’d like to offer my congratulations to all of the winners and nominees in this year’s Scottish Resources Awards. It’s terrific to see how people from different sectors and fields are producing results which really progress the agenda. We will need the expertise and innovation of people like these to move towards a more sustainable resources industry and a more circular economy in Scotland. I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards as this industry goes from strength-to-strength.”

Steve Lee, chief executive of CIWM, added: “The awards recognise those companies, local authorities, and individuals who have gone the extra mile to make a real difference to resource efficiency in our industry. As well as many other worthy winners, we were yet again overwhelmed by the response to the Young Recycler award; young resource and waste managers are really stepping up to the challenges our industry is facing. Their enthusiasm and dedication is encouraging.”

More information on the winners can be found at


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