Islands tour will make sure recycling scheme works for all of Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has begun a series of events to present Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme to island communities across the country. The events will give islands-based drinks producers, retailers, hospitality businesses, community representatives and other interested parties the chance to learn more about the recycling scheme for drinks cans and bottles, and to present an …

Day at the Dump with Eco Savvy

In this piece, project coordinator at Eco Savvy, Ruth, tells us all about what actually goes on at the Household Waste Recycling Centre and waste transfer station in Brodick, Arran. Last Wednesday saw a lucky group of us attend the Eco Savvy “Day @ the Dump” info tour around the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) …

20p for a Clean Planet – Scotland Leads the way with the Circular Economy

Published in online paper Bella Caledonia 09.05.19 The environmental movement is racking up victories as consciousness breaks through and policy catches up. Environmental campaigners today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of the scope of Scotland’s deposit return system, which will be the first country in the UK to introduce such a scheme. Ministers have confirmed …

Action on Littering and Packaging

Kenneth Gibson, Arran’s local MSP, discusses the problem of litter and sets out some of the actions being taken by the Scottish government under the National Litter Strategy. The recent announcement of the introduction of a deposit return scheme (see also the article in this issue ’20 p for a clean climate’), will also reduce …

Looking towards a circular economy for Arran – Eco Savvy news

Eco Savvy and Visit Arran, together with Strathclyde University and analytics business Topolytics, have been successful in acquiring funding from Interface to model food waste streams on Arran. The project aims to help understand how, where and when food waste is generated and disposed of, and if it can contribute to a sustainable circular economy …

How to make your own wax cloths

Contributed by Antonia Murphy, visitor to Arran, writer, and psychotherapist. Here’s a helpful and ecologically sound tip for all those left overs lurking in your fridge after the Christmas festivities. Instead of using cling film – notoriously non bio degradable – why not try this simple, wipe clean alternative. Simply cut up any old clean …

Perthshire Plastic Recycling Plant a Beacon of Hope

A recent report from the Zero Waste Scotland website, explaining the new technologies and methods utilised at one recycling plant in Perthshire and which may pave the way to resolving Scotland’s plastic recycling problems… Project Beacon is lighting the way to a circular world of complete plastics recycling thanks to new technologies and an innovative …

Recycle, Repair, Reuse

A Report from Eco Savvy Blue bins, grey bins, black bins, paper but not shiny paper, glass but not pyrex, clean but not too clean—recycling can get confusing sometimes and Eco Savvy hears about it! Eco Savvy invited an expert in the industry to come and tell us about the process behind the scenes, principles …