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
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.
Hydrogen Power from Plastic Waste
Increasingly how to extract hydrogen from plastic waste which cannot be recycled is being looked at through various projects.
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.
Breakthrough in Plastic Recycling Technology
“The technology makes it possible to separate plastics based on a purer chemical composition than is possible today.”
Cleanliness Is Next To Re-cyclingness
“quite a lot of folk in Orkney don’t put out their re-cycling. “
Are Increased Fines for Flytipping Ahead?
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.
Increase in Orkney Kerbside Recycling in 2020
“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
Supporting the Circular Economy
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’.
Fate of Recycling Centres Deferred
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.