A brand new can collection vehicle has been unveiled and formally handed over to the Green to Go initiative by Binn Group and Perth and Kinross Council.
Green 2 Go is a free and sustainable community service. The recycling initiative offers individuals with learning disabilities the opportunity to learn work-related skills in a real working environment, while undertaking an accredited SQA qualification from Perth College UHI.
Green 2 Go supports individuals to develop skills that will allow them to find employment in areas of their choice.
Allan MacGregor, Chief Executive at Binn Group, said they were “delighted” to be supporting such a worthwhile cause.
“Binn Group has been involved as major sponsors with this project for over five years now and the joint funding of the new collection vehicle is just the latest element of our commitment,” he said.
“The Green 2 Go project is extremely worthwhile as it not only provides employment for the people involved, but also helps businesses meet their green credential responsibilities and promotes recycling and a cleaner environment.”
“The provision of the new vehicle will not only allow continuity but also help promote future development of the project,” said Mr MacGregor. “Considering the many obstacles this group has had to overcome, it is a delight to see how far they have progressed and their determination, dedication and hard work to deliver this not-for-profit service to businesses is commendable.”
The jointly-funded custom-made Ford Transit double cab pick-up will join a small fleet of vehicles that is used by Green 2 Go to collect used drinks cans for recycling from businesses, such as pubs, hotels and restaurants, located throughout Perth and Kinross, as well as Angus, Fife and Stirlingshire.
Binn Group is also providing high-visibility vests and waterproof jackets for the Green 2 Go workforce.