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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…

Business community called upon to leave a lasting COP26 legacy for young people

August 26, 2021

Businesses across  Glasgow city region are being asked to become Climate Heroes, helping young people develop the skills needed for the future sustainable roles which will help tackle the climate crisis. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow is looking for at least 100 industry partners and passionate individuals who have experience working in roles supporting…

From the industrial revolution to the circular revolution

August 23, 2021

This article was originally published in the London Real Estate Forum. Alison McRae, Senior Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, discusses Glasgow’s circular practices and its legacy as hosts for the much-anticipated COP26, that brings global leaders together to discuss the climate crisis. For two weeks this November, conversations between some of the world’s most…