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Recycling event to be held in Inverness over plastic pollution


By Alan Shields


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Art made from polluting plastics, Eden Court, Inverness. Artist Julia Barton at the the opening of her new installation of sculptures made solely of polluting plastics washed up on the coast of north Scotland...Picture: Callum Mackay..
Art made from polluting plastics, Eden Court, Inverness. Artist Julia Barton at the the opening of her new installation of sculptures made solely of polluting plastics washed up on the coast of north Scotland...Picture: Callum Mackay..

An event is to be held in Inverness next month to highlight the blight of plastic on the shores of the Highlands.

RECYCLE on World Environment Day (June 5) will be held at Eden Court chapel.

An exhibition titled Lost by Highlands based artist Julia Barton was launched earlier this week in the venue.

The event next month will include a guided tour around the exhibition as well as exploring issues around plastic pollution and the actions that can be taken locally to reduce plastic waste.

As well as the tour, there will be presentations from from Julien Moreau from Plastic@Bay, Durness, who will share their idea for Decentralised Community Recycling in the Highlands, and Andy MacVicar from GreenHive, Nairn, who will discuss setting up the community enterprise project at Green Hive Workshop based around craft recycling of different types of plastic and other waste streams in Nairn.

It is hoped a map can be created as part of the even where it will be outlined where each single use plastic item is likely to end up in the world for recycling, incineration or burial.

Participants will be able to suggest any products we need in the Highlands that could be made out of recycled plastic and contribute to plans to reduce plastic waste in the area.

The event is free and registration can be made here.


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