Banknock estate is spreding word about savings

Seamus Corry, assistant manager at Cloybank Estate in Banknock
Seamus Corry, assistant manager at Cloybank Estate in Banknock

A firm which is saving thousands of pounds thanks to free resource efficiency advice is urging other local businesses to follow suit.

Cloybank Estate in Banknock has already saved £2500 after receiving free advice from Resource Efficient Scotland (RES).

The sporting estate made the savings by switching to compostable food packaging, and following up further suggestions from RES advisors could result in it making a total of £15,000 of savings.

Cloybank is one of over 1500 organisations in Forth Valley which have engaged with RES in its first year.

Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, RES is working with businesses of all types to help them make smarter use of resources, to boost Scotland’s economy and environment by reducing waste.

To mark RES’s first anniversary, businesses across Scotland have been speaking out about the invaluable help they’ve received and urging other firms to find out where they can make changes.

Seamus Corry, assistant manager at Cloybank, said: “The savings we’ve made have allowed us to invest more in training.

“Without a shadow of a doubt I would recommend RES for other local businesses so that they can, like us, experience real savings in making themselves more resource efficient.

“Our aim is to look at how we can become even more resource efficient, move to 100 per cent green estate recycling and re-use 100 per cent of our waste material.”

Cloybank offers leisure and corporate facilities in a range of activities including trout fishing, air rifle shooting and golfing and provides training and apprenticeships in estate management.

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