THE SUCCESS OF a Moray social enterprise has been congratulated at the Scottish Parliament this week thanks to a motion raised by a local MSP.
Highlands & Islands (including Moray) Labour member Rhoda Grant lodged a motion recognising the success of the Forres-based Moray Waste Busters.
The charity was recently awarded to new prized accreditations – one from the European Foundation for Quality Management and another ‘Revolve’ recertification through Zero Waste Scotland.
Mrs Grant said: “I understand that Moray waste Busters has been on the go since 2002 and they have diverted 750,000 items away from landfill back into the community for reuse.
“These awards show that the public can have real confidence in the services provided by staff and volunteers and in the products.”
“What is also encouraging and to be commended is that the charity is in fact a social enterprise, which means any profit goes back into growing the organisation. I wish all concerned continued success in all that they do as they continue to make a real positive impact on our environment locally.”
Since Moray Waste Busters was created in 2002 the social enterprise has diverted over 750,000 items away from landfill and back into the community for reuse. Any profit made from their activities are themselves recycled into an environmental impact programme.