SCA News: Circular economy/Zero waste

Plastic Free July

Join in the global initiative challenging us all to reduce our single-use plastic waste for an entire month. Download Everyday Plastic's handy guide, with 52 tips and hacks to help your plastic-free journey. Everyday Plastic  has lots more resources, guides and...

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Plastic pollution

by Anne MacLennan Plastic pollution is a serious global problem. The planet is littered with plastic from mountain tops to the deep ocean. Plastic production, from fossil fuels, aggravates climate change; Big Oil’s current plans to ramp up production could be...

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Climavore: Bivalve Murals

by Shona Cameron CLIMAVORE is a social enterprise which designs community-led, circular food systems that are ecologically restorative and socially reparative. Established in 2019, in Skye and Raasay, CLIMAVORE collaborates with local residents, schools and...

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Skye Beach Cleans update

by Peggy Semler Neil Hembrow from Keep Britain Tidy was up here last week collecting rope, netting and hard plastic for recycling. He managed to collect bags of marine litter from Uig, Ullinish, Eynort, Ardtreck, Talisker and Kyleakin before heading south with a very...

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50 years of litter on Skye: video

https://youtu.be/6G4LVAEn1s0?si=E5fzqrzQgEoGIqXK A short film produced by Loughborough University hopes to highlight the issue of coastal pollution on the Isle of Skye and the efforts of researchers and environmentalists who are fighting to keep the beaches clean....

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1.7 Billion pieces of plastic

https://youtu.be/a_gzSDySh5s?si=ZIZBb4H54w2pxzsW   These are the findings from The Big Plastic Count this year, organised by Greenpeace. "An incredible 224,381 citizen scientists from 77,783 households took part, including almost 29,000 school pupils. Here’s what...

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Plastic recycling is a big con

by Anne MacLennan There is a crisis of plastic pollution, affecting oceans and waterways, soil, air and wildlife. Microplastics are also now a part of the human diet. The Center for Climate Integrity blames the petrochemical and plastics industries as it details an...

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