Scottish Resources Awards 2018: Finalists announced

Scottish Resources Awards 2018 finalists announced
Attendees at last year's awards

It's been a fantastic year for innovation in the sustainability and resource sector in Scotland, and the high quality of 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 this year’s judges, but the much-anticipated shortlist is finally here.

2018 Scottish Resources Awards: 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

Nicki Souter MCIWM, Honorary Centre Chairman of the CIWM Scotland Centre, commented: “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.”

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 Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.

For more about the finalists and their entries, and for conference information and delegate places, visit the Scottish Resources Conference website.

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