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
NFU Scotland’s Business Development Manager, Alison Gillespie
“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.”
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