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Zero Waste Scotland visits Skye

Broadford and Strath Community Company was thrilled to invite Zero Waste Scotland’s Miriam Adcock to Skye & Raasay on the 11th and 12th of May to meet their communities and work with them on some great workshop ideas.

Miriam knows Skye well, having visited Broadford in 2017 during the ‘Greener Broadford and Beyond’ project phase. She was incredibly impressed with everything that was being achieved then, but she was excited to come back and see that Skye and Raasay now have so much going on especially with all the new Highland Community Waste Partnership (HCWP) events.

Miriam was back to not only bring her Zero Waste Scotland wisdom but to also facilitate some Questions and Answer sessions at each event. 

On the 11th of May Miriam and HCWP Project Officer Emma Bee took a trip over to Raasay to meet Katherine at The Walled Garden, Raasay to talk all things waste and learn about their project. During the day there was an open event at the Raasay Community Hall with free soup & sandwiches and some home baking along with an open chat about general waste in the community and possible solutions which was hosted with Miriam.

There was a whole day of free workshops and events on the 12th of May including a Business Brunch for local businesses at the Hebridean Inn, Broadford, where local businesses could find out about the Circular Economy with a particular emphasis on the problems of dealing with cardboard waste. Miriam was on hand to answer questions and provide an overview of funding that is available to support them. 

There was also a craft workshop at the An Crubh Centre, Camus Cross, Sleat with local artist Emma Siedle-Collins, making produce bags for your loose vegetables and fruit shop, from scrap textiles. Miriam introduced the workshop and hosted a question and answer session about reducing single use plastic in the home.

In the evening, An Crubh hosted a ClubFilm event with a film selected to support the waste reduction and recycling message.

Meredith Brook Young, ClubFilm Organiser, said: "As ClubFilm we are interested in providing the community with screenings that not only entertain but also inform and educate our audience with relevant films. ‘Landfill Harmonic’ is a poetic and poignant film that encourages a different perspective on how we interact with our waste, through a remarkably beautiful narrative".

"We are very excited to be teaming up with the Highland Community Waste Partnership and Zero Waste Scotland, so that they can offer an enlightening Q and A after watching this memorable documentary, on what we can do to reduce, reuse and recycle."

Janet Ullman, HCWP Project Officer, from Broadford and Strath Community Company said: "It was a very exciting day with great opportunities to meet and speak with people who want to ask questions and take part in something that is going to be fun and enlightening."

Visit the Highland Community Waste Partnership Events page to see what other waste reduction

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15 May 2023

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