Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a warning about lead poisoning which can result from animals ingesting waste from car and electric fence batteries, or ash from where lead has been burned
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.
Increasingly how to extract hydrogen from plastic waste which cannot be recycled is being looked at through various projects.
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.
“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. “
A doubling of fines for flytipping are amongst the proposals being put forward in a new consultation launched by the Scottish Government into littering and the illegal dumping of waste.
“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’.
At the council’s Development and Infrastructure Committee on 30th March, a successful motion by Green councillor Steve Sankey meant that the decision to close the centres has been deferred with more reports to follow.