Well known green firm that's helped readers recycle plastics has been given £6k cash boost

A Cumbernauld company which fought back after losing 90 per cent of its business and has also helped our readers recycle large plastic items has landed a £6,000 funding boost from Business Gateway

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Blairlinn-based Moock Environmental Solutions had to adapt its business after its their biggest client based in Europe stopped sending plastics to be recycled in Scotland due to the implications of Brexit and the pandemic.

Originally focused on recycling printing cartridges the team developed and patented a new method of recycling toning powder which can be reprocessed into colour bricks, concrete and wall art.

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Firm owner Graeme Clowe, owner said:“We knew we had to diversify our service offering if we were to survive I then got in touch with Business Gateway for help on how to diversify my business offering and launch a new service. Business Gateway has been an invaluable resource for my business.

The money will fund half the costs of a granulator, a device to grind materials for recycling and reprocessing, which will up production while reducing transport costs.

Business Gateway advisor John Strachan said: “It is superb the way in which Moock Environmental Solutions has adapted the business with innovation and diversification.

"It is rewarding to see how Graeme has achieved his goals, despite the pandemic, reaching a new market in which they are thriving by working with our team.”