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The John Lewis Partnership launches The Circular Future Fund: The Million Pound Challenge

November 23, 2021

The pot will fund innovative projects, businesses and services that have found inventive ways to “design out” waste or renew and extend product life cycles   This week, the John Lewis Partnership launches The Circular Future Fund, an initiative that will award a total of one million pounds, over one year, to projects that demonstrate…

Want to fix the climate? Fix the economy

November 19, 2021

First published: 11th November 2021   For the first time, some of the world’s most influential circular economy actors have come together to urge businesses to consider new ways of designing, producing and consuming goods – and their role in scaling change to meet climate targets.   The UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, is hailed…

COP26 can harness passion of the young

September 24, 2021

Written by: Alison McRae, Senior Director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce When it comes to young people and the climate crisis most people will think of Greta Thunberg. She has advocated that no one is too small to make a difference and has certainly captured the imagination of so many.  As host city for COP26,…

Plate up for Glasgow – putting circularity firmly on the menu

September 23, 2021

Written by Rebecca Ricketts, Senior Project Advisor, Circular Glasgow and Plate up for Glasgow Campaign Lead. Did you know that globally about one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted?  That’s the equivalent of heading along to your favourite supermarket, buying enough food to fill three Bags for Life, getting home…

Incoming Environmental Legislation: How Can Businesses Respond?

September 22, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, Ryan Stodart of Circuthon®Consulting has written about the significant incoming legislation on packaging, the potential impacts for businesses and possible solutions. It is crucial that businesses are ready for incoming regulations (e.g., around Deposit Return Schemes and Extended Producer Responsibility) to minimise financial liabilities…

Incoming environmental legislation: What does this mean for businesses?

September 22, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, Ryan Stodart of Circuthon®Consulting has written about the incoming legislation on packaging, the potential impacts for businesses and possible solutions. Deposit Return Schemes While the Scottish Government review on the DRS is ongoing, registration is still set to begin on January 1st, 2022. Resultantly,…

Incoming environmental legislation: What is happening?

September 22, 2021

As part of our ongoing member and business guest blog series, Ryan Stodart of Circuthon®Consulting has written about the incoming legislation on packaging, the potential impacts for businesses and possible solutions. Deposit Return Scheme Over 8 billion drinks containers were unrecycled in the UK in 2019. This was largely PET bottles (40%), cans (33%) and…

Glasgow Airport helps city-based upcycling initiative get creative with disused café furniture

September 15, 2021

A project between Glasgow Airport and city-based upcycling organization Clydeside Collective will see dozens of old tables and chairs due for disposal transformed. Furniture from the former Panopolis café in the airport’s departure lounge was no longer needed following an ongoing refurbishment. The airport’s sustainability manager Kirsty Webster was determined to ensure the large cache…

St. Enoch Centre launches competition for green Glasgow business

August 30, 2021

30th August 2021 St. Enoch Centre has today launched a competition to offer free mall retail space to a sustainable Glasgow business to showcase their products to city centre shoppers this autumn. To mark the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which is taking place in Glasgow in November, St. Enoch Centre…