Thursday, 25 September 2008

Gibson welcomes Highland recycling funding

News release
Immediate release


Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed a funding package announced from the Scottish Government which is aimed at reducing waste throughout the Country.

Under the INCREASE III funding package announcement by Rural Secretary Richard Lochead 7 groups from Orkney top Tiree will receive a total of nearly £850,000 to help with specific projects which will reduce waste.

They are: (Format: Organisation - Town - Name of Project - Description - Amount Awarded)

Ross-Shire Waste Action Network Ltd - Dingwall, Highland - RoWAN: Towards Waste-free Communities Project Comprehensive public waste awareness project throughout the Highlands - £299,534.00

Golspie Recycling and Environmental Action Network Golspie, Highland GREAN Development Project Expasnion of recycling services into new materials and business services £242,063.00 

Blythswood Care Evanton, Highland Re-use and Recycling Partnership Expansion of collection points at schools and local businesses £91,440.00 

Employability Orkney (Restart Orkney) Orkney Restart Orkney - Enterprise Development Expansion of reuse project to increase capacity to collect more furniture and white goods £74,700.00 

Tiree Environmental Action and Recycling Group Tiree Mobile Waste Agri-Plastic Recycling Service for Tiree Establishment of island wide collection service for plastics and other materials £9,810.00 

Moray Waste Busters Limited Forres, Moray Completion of Site Development To complete the development of reuse centre at household recycling centre £37,142.00 

Highland Real Nappy Project Grantown-on-Spey, Highland Real Nappies for Highland Babies Expansion of real nappy project in Highlands £176,787.00

Mr Gibson said….

"This is an excellent announcement it will go some way reducing waste in the Highlands and Islands. It shows the Scottish Government s commitment to tackling the waste problem."

"I am excited to see that funding is stretched the width and breath of the region and am excited by the projects that the money will fund. Real results will accrue from the this funding and it will not only benefit the environment but also the communities in the region."


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