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Green Buying Ltd is celebrating after winning the 'Best Cheltenham Business Pride local initiative 2008' award for their 'Scrapshop' website.

The award was presented at the recent annual mayor inauguration ceremony at the Town Hall.

Green Buying Ltd launched a waste exchange website with an ambitious aim to save five hundred tonnes of waste going to landfill by 2010, with three thousand tonnes being saved by 2012. The project - supported with funding from Cheltenham Borough Council's Business Pride scheme - works to discourage businesses, charities and councils from throwing away their waste into landfill sites and instead trade it with other UK based organisations which see value in the waste.

Matt Roper, managing director for Green Buying Ltd said: ''We are thrilled to have been recognised in such a way. It's important that organisations hear about Scrapshop and learn about the cost saving benefits it can deliver for them. The award will help hugely with getting the message out there. Huge thanks goes to the Business Pride scheme for the help it has given to us.''

Graham Philpot, the council's economic development officer said: ''The work of Green Buying Ltd benefits not only the environment but also the local economy, as more and more businesses are encouraged to trade with one another.''

Article Date: 20 May 2009

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