Scottish social enterprise group wins recycling award

LAMH Recycle Ltd has been awarded a national recycling award in recognition of its work with drinks can recycling programme Every Can Counts.

The Social Enterprise was set up in 1999, originally to provide therapeutic work for people with health issues by recycling cans for a small number of clients. Over the years it grew and diversified to open up more opportunities for workplace training and support to people in the community.  Throughout this growth LAMH Recycle Ltd has always remained true to its original activity, showing a deep-rooted commitment to the responsible disposal of empty drink cans.

Since beginning the partnership with Every Can Counts, LAMH Recycle Ltd has grown its customer base and now generates a phenomenal 57 tonnes per annum of recycled material. The recycling team actively promote drinks can recycling to the public within their local area by utilising the Every Can Counts leaflets and posters to help increase their customer base.

The Every Can Counts programme supports LAMH Recycle Ltd’s mission to provide training, volunteering and work experience for people with barriers to employment. The can recycling activities have helped progress unemployed people from the local community into paid employment as well as providing a meaningful activity for people with health issues.

Anita Boyle, Chief Executive of LAMH Recycle Ltd, said:  “We are really happy to win a Green Can Award and this is an amazing achievement for the organisation. Every Can Counts has enabled us to increase our can collection routes within the local area and the support that Every Can Counts has provided has been invaluable.”

Chris Latham-Warde, Programme Manager for Every Can Counts, said: “LAMH Recycle Ltd have gone from strength to strength over the last few years and established a strong group of customers to collect cans from. LAMH Recycle Ltd deserve this award for their hard work and dedication they have shown since joining up with the Every Can Counts programme.”