Reusing and recycling as much as possible was what Orcadians were skilled at doing for centuries. Nothing was wasted.
Greenhouse gas emissions embedded in imported goods and services from overseas accounted for 51.9% of Scotland’s carbon footprint in 2018; up from 49.2% in 1998.
A £310,000 project, supported by Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland, has been launched to encourage a nation wide ‘sharing library’ and ‘repair cage’.
“Throughout my work as an artist maker, I have whenever possible tried to be as eco friendly as possible by using natural or recycled material.”
On 7th of February 2005, Ellen MacArthur became the fastest person to sail solo around the world taking 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes 33 seconds.
“”The pandemic has highlighted the environmental folly of ‘extract, produce, use and dump’ economic model of material and energy flows”
Researchers at Robert Gordon’s University are keen to find out the views of Orcadians on having an Anaerobic Digester plant in the islands.
Currently over 80% of the ecological costs of a product are determined before it is even created.
The Scottish Government is putting forward proposals for a charge on single use disposable cups – similar to the one introduced successfully on carrier bags.
“We want a strong Circular Economy Bill which will set ambitious targets for reducing the nation’s material footprint”
A coalition of over 30 organisations has been launched calling for an ambitious and comprehensive Circular Economy Bill in Scotland.