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.
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.
“We put the ‘paper’ bin out/ With Christmas cards for re-cycling”
“The technology makes it possible to separate plastics based on a purer chemical composition than is possible today.”
“quite a lot of folk in Orkney don’t put out their re-cycling. “
“Last month, the world came to Glasgow to agree global action on the climate emergency. The message was clear that together, as counties, companies, or communities – we all have a role to play.” Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive of SEPA
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’.
“Nurdles, or plastic pellets are the building blocks used to make all the plastic products you use and find today; from wheelie bins to car parts.”
In the August edition of The Stronsay Limpet , an excellent read wherever you are, there is a report from the Stronsay Plastic Recycling Trial .
The first synthetic polymer was invented in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, who was inspired by a New York firm’s offer of $10,000 for anyone who could provide a substitute for ivory.