world agriculture down on the farm
agricultural services pedigree livestock news dairy beef agricultural machinery agricultural property agricultural organisations
Stackyard News Oct 07

news index



NFUS Celebrates Solway Recycling's Summer of Awards

Winning two prestigious awards has put the icing on the cake, as NFU Scotland’s partnership organisation, Solway Recycling, celebrates fifteen years in business.


The farm waste recycling company, which was started by a Dumfries agricultural contractor, now collects twenty per cent of the UK and Ireland’s agricultural industry’s used silage wrap and other plastics.

Solway Recycling’s pioneering spirit marked it out as a clear winner of this year’s Environmental Innovation award at the Eventful Scotland awards in Glasgow. This now sits proudly alongside the Environmental Leadership Award presented to the company by Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Miliband, at the Business Commitment to the Environment Awards in June.

NFU Scotland’s Business Development Manager, Alison Gillespie says:

“NFU Scotland is delighted to be associated with such a successful company. In January this year, we entered into an agreement with Solway Recycling, which offers worthwhile benefits for NFU Scotland members. These include a free starter pack, a substantial reduction on Solway’s Bin and Liner Systems, and recently, reductions on products made from recycled plastic such as Stokbord.

“Scotland’s farmers are increasingly embracing recycling and NFU Scotland’s partnership agreement with Solway Recycling makes it easier for NFU Scotland members to achieve this.”

Roy Hiddleston, founder of Solway Recycling says:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won these major awards, and we have the farmers to thank because it’s their change of attitude to recycling that has secured the success and sustainability of the Solway Recycling Network.

“Hundreds of NFU Scotland members have drawn benefit from Solway Recycling-NFU Scotland partnership discounts over the last ten months and we look forward to this evolving even further to include discounts on recycled plastic products.”

link Benn Beefs Up Climate Change Bill
link Natural England Says ‘We Need to Rise to Challenge of Natural England’
link F.A.B - Farmland Birds Are Go!

    home | agri-services | pedigree pen | news | dairy | beef | machinery
property | organisations | site map


NFU Scotland

solway recycling