Rhondda AM Leanne Wood has welcomed a successful grant application for a firm which employs disabled people.
E-Cycle, which specialises in recycling second hand IT equipment and is based on the Dinas Isaf Industrial Estate in Williamstown, was successful in a bid that was backed by Leanne to the Welsh Government for financial support.
Leanne also supported E-Cycle in a successful contract bid with a major Welsh local authority to recycle old IT stock.
E-Cycle emerged following the closure of Remploy Porth. They are one of the few companies that continue to this day after the Westminster coalition government axed the network.
Leanne said: “I’m pleased that E-Cycle are getting the support they need to chart a sound financial future. This is a company which deserves support and assistance because of the important social function they provide by employing people that would otherwise struggle to find employment.
“They also play an important role in reducing landfill by safely wiping IT stock to the highest possible standard and, instead of sending it to the rubbish tip, this stock is subsequently re-sold to the general public at much reduced prices.
“I have visited E-Cycle on a number of occasions and am always impressed by the dedication, professionalism and work ethic of everyone there. It is for all these reasons that I have been happy to support this company and will continue to support this company in the future.
“It would be great now if we could see more public sector bodies in Wales and private companies support E-Cycle.”