Forth Resource Management was established to provide a sustainable recycling solution for garden waste generated across Southeast Scotland, that at the time was sent to landfill. We have grown to offer a range of organics recycling services, peat-free horticultural and biomass products, and farm plastics recycling service. We contribute to a circular economy by recycling or repurposing all waste we receive with sustainability at the core of everything we do. We care deeply about the world we live in and are implementing measures across the company in our commitment to become a business with a positive environmental and social impact.
We established our One Planet Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and to reducing our carbon footprint. This includes planting a tree for every bag of firewood we sell, contributing 2p per litre of fuel used by our vehicles and machinery to carbon offsetting projects, and giving back to our local community and providing educational opportunities to benefit both future generations and the environment. In March and April of this year we planted around 750 trees establishing a new 4-acre community woodland ‘Twa Burns Woods’ near East Linton and gave away a further 300 trees to various local community groups. - Our fleet of company vehicles is being phased over to an electric fleet and we have recently had rapid charge points installed on our sites - We have put a staff member through the Zero Waste Scotland Green Champions Training and are currently looking at ways to maximise our resource efficiency and improve our environmental performance. On the back of this we have started replacing our existing lighting with more energy efficient LED lighting and we are currently in the process of introducing automated delivery software to maximise the efficiency of our delivery routes which will reduce fuel consumption by an estimated 30% - We review our plant machinery monthly to assess work and idling times and make changes where necessary to avoid unnecessary fuel consumption - We have introduced refillable compost bags at two of our sites and are working on implementing this at a third site to reduce our plastic use for repeat customers - We use local companies whenever possible to reduce the carbon footprint of all purchases and use a local refills company for soap/cleaning products to minimise our plastic consumption.