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The Scottish Waste Awareness Group nominated for the New Statesman New Media Awards 2004 for 'Sort It' under the category of Civic Renewal.

The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political magazine, announces the nomination of the Scottish Waste Awareness Group’s ‘Sort It’ tool in their New Media Awards in the category of Civic Renewal.

Since 1999, these awards have promoted projects that embrace new technology, fresh thinking and creative management in the UK. The key themes of this year’s awards are "innovation and efficiency". They intend to award those who have really achieved something good for society. “We hear a great deal about how the internet and such like will improve our lives,” says Peter Wilby, editor of the New Statesman. “This project aims to look at how far the digital revolution has really brought us.”

'Sort It' is a web-based tool to help YOU Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 'Sort It' V 1.0 can be found on the homepage of www.wascot.org. It contains national information including waste statistics and a summary of recycling facilities that is searchable by material and system. Locally, 'Sort It' provides detailed information about recycling facilities throughout Scotland, that is searchable by material. Further information can be accessed such as bulky uplifts, home composting and waste journey details.

“This tool is a small part of the Waste Aware Scotland programme, which is encouraging the public in Scotland to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in order to help Local Authorities and local communities to meet the national waste targets. We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition.”
Dr Nicki Souter
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