Amy Bentall, Janet Ullman and Emma Bee are the new Highland Community Waste Partnership team for Skye! The Highland Community Waste Partnership focuses on reducing food waste, tackling single use items, and increasing the use of pre-loved, repaired and shared goods....
From July 22nd to August 5th, a team of Environmental Scientists from Loughborough University will be visiting Skye to conduct a research project that explores what types of litter persist on the island’s beaches in the modern day, and in what quantity. Surveys and cleans will take place around the island.
Emily Johns explains how they are planning to convert beach rope and net into plant pots.
Emily Johns of Skye Beach Cleans reports on the achievements of 2022 and progress that is being made towards tackling beach waste at its source.
If you are feeling overwhelmed about the amount of plastic in your life, and want to use less of it, have a look at this practical guide by Greenpeace's Big Plastic Count. Tips for bathroom, kitchen, wardrobe, online shopping and deliveries and going out and about...
From 1st June (subject to the UK Internal Market Act 2020) in Scotland it is unlawful to make and supply commercially specific problematic single-use plastic items which are commonly found in beach litter.
The Co-op’s 2021 sustainability report explains what happens to the soft plastic it collects in store-front bins.
Portree now has its own Top Up Tap in Somerled Square, installed by Scottish Water. This will help to reduce single use plastic water bottles in Portree and beyond as residents and visitors can refill their bottles from the tap.
The Scottish government is reviewing the impact of existing incineration plants and what role incineration should play in Scotland’s future waste policy. Consultation closes Monday 21st February.
Contribute your views to the Scottish Government’s consultation on marine litter.