20 September 2018
Press Statement 

Scottish Resources Awards 2018 finalists announced

It's been a fantastic year for innovation in the sustainability and resource sector in Scotland, and the high-quality applications received for this year’s Scottish Resources awards is evidence of the pioneering work taking place. Narrowing down the entrants was a real challenge for our judges, but the much-anticipated shortlist is finally here.

2018 Award Categories and finalists

Best Food Waste Initiative

  • Belville Community Garden Trust
  • Dundee & Angus College
  • IntelliDigest Ltd
  • Letham Primary School Summer Lunch Club
  • Locavore CIC
  • Perth & Kinross Council

Best Circular Economy Initiative

  • B-Products
  • DellEMC Closed Loop Recycling of Plastics
  • garage2green
  • Lev-co blocks
  • Renewable Parts ltd - Refurbishment Centre
  • TreeGreen

Innovation Award

  • CuanTec Ltd
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Sofa for Life
  • TreeGreen

Best Partnership Initiative Award

  • garage2green
  • Leithers Don't Litter/Gerry Farrell Ink and Changeworks
  • Love Your Gadgets' - a consortium of Falkirk Council, LAMH Recycle, Re-tek, Valpak and XS Resources
  • Viridor and ELC ECO Challenge Competition

Young People Award

  • Anton Puzorjov
  • Kate Chambers
  • Scott Kennedy & Fergus Moore
  • Saskia Goeres, Kevin O'Malley, Decio Emanuel, Nicole Ney

“It’s inspirational to see the range and quality of entrants received this year and to be able to showcase this new and emerging talent that are at the forefront of circular thinking and helping to drive future innovation.  I hope the success of these people will also encourage others to get involved in the Resource Management Sector whether that's in their personal life or as part of a career in this vital sector.”Nicki Souter MCIWM, Honorary Centre Chairman, CIWM Scotland Centre

The awards are presented as part of the Scottish Resources Conference, which runs from 3-4 October. The event, delivered by CIWM, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA, and hosted by BBC Scotland’s Sally Magnusson, has become a must-attend for professionals in Scotland’s circular economy and resources sector. Keynote speakers this year include Ian Schofield, Own Label and Packaging Manager at Iceland Foods and Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

For read more about our finalists and their entries clickhere and for conference information and delegate places visitwww.scottish-resources.com


Notes to Editors: 
1. CIWM is the leading professional body for the resource and waste management sector representing over 5,500 individuals in the UK, Ireland and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. More information can be found at www.ciwm.co.uk

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