What is Orkney Zerowaste?
Orkney Zerowaste is a voluntary organisation set up to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill sites and incinerators.
This means eliminating waste at its source, looking at reusing what we have, and providing practical ways of recycling our waste.
This can be done in a number of ways – by providing information about where and how to recycle waste, by offering advice on waste reduction, and also by providing sites where waste can be swapped or reused.
Orkney Zerowaste also aims to provide employment and training, as well as addressing other social and environmental concerns.
Orkney Zerowaste – how does it work?
Orkney Zerowaste works with local businesses, industries and retailers to reduce waste production at source. We also promote waste awareness amongst the general public to make better consumer choices and improve domestic waste habits. We work with existing organisations to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Orkney. These include:
· OIC municipal waste collection and disposal strategies
· Local and national charities already involved in recyclables for fundraising
· Individuals and businesses refurbishing or reusing waste materials in enterpreneurial enterprises.
We also encourage innovation in reusing and recycling waste, and are always looking for new, local solutions for specific local waste problems.
Orkney Zerowaste – who are we?
Orkney Zerowaste is registered as a company limited by guarantee. The company is a Scottish charity with a Board consisting of a Chair, Geoff Sellers and additional Trustees. The board includes people from a wide range of interests and expertise.
Company no. SC279204
Charities no. SC036522