Circular Caledonian Cool at this Year’s Resource

I’m really looking forward to the event next month – Resource is sure to be one of the key events of the year for showcasing the circular economy in action.

Written By Iain Gulland - Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland  |  2 Mar 15

At the Zero Waste Scotland stand, we’ll be bringing a uniquely Caledonian feel to proceedings.

Not least with our fantastic competition to win one of two timeless, elegant – and upcycled – Harris Tweed satchel bags made by Scottish designer Catherine Aitken.

Catherine, based near the Water of Leith in Edinburgh, uses offcuts from Tweed coats to create totally new, amazing, accessories.

We’re running an exclusive competition with Resource delegates to win one of the fabulous bags. All you have to do is visit our stand and tell us:

What ONE action should Scotland take for a circular economy?

Or if you like, Tweet us, @zerowastescotland, with your answer.

Even if you don’t win, many more Scottish treats await, including the ever-popular Irn Bru (made from girders – is that circular economy or just plain upcycling!) and Tunnocks teacakes. So come and talk to us.

Our stand this year is focusing on the importance of design to developing the circular economy and showcasing businesses in Scotland who are making the circular economy a reality.

Zero Waste Scotland recently launched a new partnership with The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) calling on Scotland’s resource experts, product designers and material scientists to re-think design to help accelerate Scotland’s transition to a circular economy, where materials are kept in use for as long as possible to extract the maximum value from them.

This ‘Great Recovery’ project aims to build new networks to explore the issue and how we can design, manufacture, use and dispose of products in a more sustainable way, moving towards a more circular system. 

Our recent teardown workshops in Edinburgh and Glasgow were really well-attended and saw designers, engineers, and others enthusiastically stripping back everyday items and revealing the many components that go into making them.

We’ll have information, videos and takeaways on all this and much more during the event, so don’t forget to come and see us at Stand 3235, opposite The Great Recovery.

Follow us before and throughout the event @zerowastescotland for news, photos, chat and competition updates.

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