Shetland Environmental Awards Plaques 2014

Shetland Environmental Award Plaque 2014

Shetland Environmental Award Plaque 2014

Twelve Shetland projects have been acknowledged for demonstrating sustainability, innovation and best practice with a Shetland Environmental Award made by Enviroglass.

The Shetland Environment Group commissioned Enviroglass to produce the awards plaques for the fourth year in a row. Brian Gregson, Chair of the Shetland Environment Group, said: “Over the last four years Enviroglass has created beautiful bespoke awards which have done justice, not only to the work carried out by the award winners but also to the true nature of the awards.”

Many of the winners commented on how lovely the plaques were and that they were all the more proud of their award as it was made from recycled glass. Of the 12 winners 6 were local schools, some of which also toured the Enviroglass factory. Teachers said that it was great to have the opportunity to let the children see how the plaques were made and gave them a much greater understanding of local recycling and where all of Shetland’s waste glass went.

The Awards were presented by Mr Iain Gulland, Director of Zero Waste Scotland. As well as presenting the awards to the winning groups, Mr Gulland visited the Enviroglass factory in Cunningsburgh to find out more about this social enterprise.  Following the visit Mr Gulland said: “Enviroglass is an innovative venture producing premium products from recycled glass, offering a unique local solution in an island setting which not only solves a waste issue but provides a real economic opportunity in terms of local jobs and enterprise.”

Shetland Environmental Award Winners 2014

Shetland Environmental Award Winners 2014

 

Congratulations to all of the 2014 award winners: Aith Junior High School, Bressay Primary School, Brucehall Extra Care Community Garden, Burravoe Pier Trust, Foula Primary School and Community, Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Highlands Garden, Nesting Primary School, Ollaberry Primary School, Shetland Tannery Ltd, Sound Primary School and Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve.

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