LOCAL MPs Frank Roy and Tom Clarke visited the Yooz project in Mossend to see the work of the country’s first reuse and recycling project for building materials.
In just three years Yooz has diverted over 2,600 tonnes from landfill, re-directing approximately 30 tonnes every week.
The materials collected are brought back to its facility in Unthank Road and sold to the public at a discount.
The aim is to use all profits to help the charity Active4All fund and build a £10 million Scottish Sporting Centre of Excellence for disabled people.
Motherwell and Wishaw MP Mr Roy said: “In these difficult economic times Yooz helps make lots of materials more affordable and raises vital funds for a great charity.
“I was also encouraged to see the opportunities given to young people to train and work. I would encourage local residents to pop down or if you have any spare materials lying around to donate them to this great cause.”
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP Mr Clarke added: “This is the first social enterprise of its kind in Britain and every measure should be taken to encourage environmental purchasing in our local area.”