Orkney comes 2nd last in the league table of recycling waste material (23.3%) only missing the bottom slot which goes to Shetland (20.7%) compared to all of Scotland’s local authorities. Top of […]
Renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables PLC, has teamed up with Scottish start-up ReBlade, to repurpose the 22 year old blades from its 1.3MW wind turbine in Orkney.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are transforming wind turbine blades, which are set to be landfilled or incinerated, into footbridges that can hold the weight of a 30-tonne digger.
Scotland’s drinks deposit return scheme has hit another pothole on its never ending road towards implementation. This latest one coming courtesy of the UK Government is a doozie – and a baffling one at that. What is going on?
“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
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.
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.
Twelve local charities are set to benefit from the recycling of drinks containers as part of the Return & Recycle Orkney initiative.
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
Tackling the mixed-plastic challenge using a custom-designed material called polydiketoenamine (PDK)