“Return & Recycle Orkney has made a really positive impact. As a charity we are focussed on getting people back into employment through our social enterprise Restart Orkney. ” Ian Robertson
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme: Why is there a Stooshie ?
Circularity Scotland announced that there will be an investment of £22 million to support small businesses to prepare for the introduction of the scheme. A two month grace period will also be given to businesses as the scheme begins, to smooth the transition.
Orkney Zerowaste Yard & Marilyn Monroe Too
No one comes away from Orkney’s Zerowaste Yard in Stromness without either purchasing something or being inspired to recycling that old bit of wood or container you’ve had lying at the back of the shed for years.
Orkney Charities Benefit from Recycling Drinks Containers
Twelve local charities are set to benefit from the recycling of drinks containers as part of the Return & Recycle Orkney initiative.
Solar Powered Reactor Converting Plastics & Greenhouse Gases
The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, developed the system, which can convert two waste streams into two chemical products at the same time – the first time this has been achieved in a solar-powered reactor. Image credit University of Cambridge
Keeping Plastic Out of Landfills
Tackling the mixed-plastic challenge using a custom-designed material called polydiketoenamine (PDK)
Delay to Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme which aims to increase recycling and reduce waste has been set back. The new date for the launch of the scheme will be from 16 August 2023.
North Ronaldsay Re-cycling!
Precious Plastic North Ronaldsay aims to build a plastic recycling centre, transform beach plastic waste into new products and turn the problem into a solution.
Christmas Cards In The Ditches
“We put the ‘paper’ bin out/ With Christmas cards for re-cycling”
Breakthrough in Plastic Recycling Technology
“The technology makes it possible to separate plastics based on a purer chemical composition than is possible today.”