There is an estimated two to three million tonnes of plastics used in agriculture each year.
Householders in Orkney, whose refuse collections were missed or cancelled due to last week’s wintry weather are being asked to store rubbish if possible until their next scheduled refuse collection.
“We used to use two galvanized steel dustbins for our rubbish, then wheelie bins took over and the metal bins went into the shed, where they sat in the corner, doing nothing, for years.”
the Scottish Government will consult on a mandatory national food waste reduction target and the mandatory reporting of Scotland’s food surplus and waste by food businesses.
Orkney Islands Council is opening temporary skips for paper and metals recycling over the festive period.
The site will be open from Tuesday to Friday for the first week and then Monday – Friday each week thereafter, from 8am to 4pm, with last entry at 3.45pm.
“Walking up the High Street in Stromness, looking at the Móti exhibition we also noticed this…”
From Monday 23rd of November
Most PPE materials are single use, contain plastics, are not easily recyclable and end up in our landfills, or worse yet, discarded into the environment.
The recycling centre at St Margaret’s Hope will re-open on Tuesday 24 November.