Environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and The City of Edinburgh Council have launched new on-the-go recycling facilities in Edinburgh City Centre as part of a new recycling initiative in the Scottish Capital.
The new initiative, called #InTheLoop and launched yesterday (23 October), will see eye-catching bins and art installations placed around Edinburgh designed to encourage passers-by to recycle plastic bottles, cans and coffee cups on the street.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
Key stakeholders from across the packaging supply chain have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to outline their priorities for the next stage of delivery of the Resources and Waste Strategy.
Waste management company Biffa has called on the government to recommend the separate collection of paper and card from households in addition to food waste in its eventual core materials collection model.
Glasgow Fort and Buchanan Galleries have given their support to Cup Movement in Glasgow, the first initiative of its kind in Scotland to stop single-use cups from going to landfill or ending up being littered.
The HERU (Home Energy Resource Unit), a new domestic waste disposal appliance found to be less impactful in terms of CO2 emissions than more traditional waste collection methods by environmental consultants Ricardo Energy and Environment, has gone out for technical trials this month.