Glasgow Airport helps put a lid on single-use plastic

Glasgow Airport is today ramping up its efforts in the battle against single-use plastic by offering staff free refillable water bottles. More than 5,300 people work in and around the airport and each one, from pilots to aircraft engineers and cabin crew to security guards, will be encouraged to pick up one of the reusable […], the circular economy and innovation

Written by: Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, CSIC   Our planet is worth protecting.  It is the only one we have, and we are already using more natural resources every year than we can replace.  I do what I can at home to reduce waste, reuse and recycle, and at work as the sustainability and […] – Glasgow leading the way with single-use cup recycling campaign

Thursday 31 January 2019 Almost 500 million single-use cups are used in Scotland each year. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of retailers and national recycling schemes, best estimates show that only 4% of these are currently recycled. With approximately 95 million single-use cups bought in the greater Glasgow area each year, the city is the perfect […] journey through Circular Glasgow

An interview with our Senior Director, Alison McRae. By Circular Conversations Hi Alison, I’m delighted to have you here taking us on a circular journey through Glasgow. To begin with, how was Circular Glasgow born and which actors are involved? ​Circular Glasgow is an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. We are a small and […] Glasgow shortlisted at the Circulars 2019

Thursday 6th December 2018 ​Following a year of connecting and inspiring businesses across the city, Circular Glasgow has been announced as a finalist for a global award that celebrates its contribution to the circular economy. ​The Glasgow Chamber of Commerce initiative has been shortlisted for the World Economic Forum’s Public Sector Award for cities, nations […] our city’s kids with surplus food

Written by: Craig Johnson, Founder of Launch Foods Christmas is a time of excess… but many of Glasgow’s youngsters will go hungry, just as they do every other day of the year. The question I ask myself on a daily basis is, “is it ok for any child in Scotland to go hungry?” I don’t […] reuse enterprise in Scotland shows the way to circular economy

Thursday 15th November 2018 A new and innovative furniture reuse cooperative in Glasgow has been recognised by the First Minister for bringing the benefits of reuse and repair to housing associations and social landlords in the city. Total Homes Co-op launched its Void Clearance Service last month. The team saves furniture from house clearances which […] or die

Written by: Mark Shayler, Founder of Ape & Rebel Cell Innovate or die. Yes, true, but how? Well there are loads of ways to innovate: Innovate by history. What did we do last time? Well let’s do that again but make it a bit better. Not too good though, just a bit better. This is […] Government 15% cashback on business energy efficiency improvements

Monday 12th November 2018 Back by popular demand, businesses in Scotland are offered cashback for investment in projects to help cut their energy use and cost. For a limited time, while funds last, eligible small businesses applying for the interest-free, unsecured Scottish Government SME Loan can receive 15% cashback. That’s up to £10,000 in cashback […]’s ambition to become Scotland’s first circular city

Wednesday 31st October 2018 Glasgow City Council has announced its ambition to become Scotland’s first circular city – one which reduces the amount of waste produced but reuses rather than dumping any waste is does generate. The announcement that the city will publish Scotland’s first Circular Economy Route Map came as Glasgow hosts the 2018 […]

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