Food, Glorious Food! Part I

Hi there, Scarlett here – I’m the newest addition to the Recycling Team. I love to cook and I aim to not let anything (edible) go to waste. I once made too much porridge so I added some cinnamon and flour to the leftover mix, formed biscuit-like shapes and baked them in the oven. I had…


New Carrier Bag Charges for Scotland

I’m Liina, one of the Recycling Officers on the team, and this is my first post on our Recycle for Aberdeen blog. I like to think I have a unique perspective on waste and recycling because I am not originally from Scotland; I grew up in Estonia and later came to Aberdeen to study. I…


It’s a wrap!

Yesterday marked the end of our week without plastic as part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge. It was an interesting week, but tough going at times as we hunted for alternatives to the plastic we often rely on. It’s fine for a week, but on a long-term basis we felt that it would…

Cleaning products aisle in supermarket

Plastic’s not fantastic

We’re pleased to report that four days in we are still on the no-plastic wagon – just. There have been a couple of near-misses with a bag of apples (Martina) and a bottle of water (Elaine). As a result, Elaine has pledged to buy a reusable water bottle for future use. It’s funny to realise…

Basket with shopping

Plastic Challenge: a quick update

Our plastic challenge is going quite well so far. Here’s what we’ve done: Elaine Went to the baker’s and bought a scone in a paper bag as a snack rather than going for crisps or chocolate in a wrapper. Did an almost-plastic free shop last night (there was no alternative for the milk) and took…

Plastic in landfill

Plastic, plastic everywhere!

Today is the first day of our week of attempting to live without plastic. Well, not completely without any plastic at all (sadly that would be impossible) but without “single-use plastic”. This covers things like plastic bags, drinks bottles, milk bottles, yoghurt pots, cling film and so on. Basically anything which is only designed to…

Aberdeen Beach

An event and a challenge

We have a couple of wee announcements to make today. Tomorrow, Saturday 22nd March, we will be taking part in Discovery Day at Satrosphere. It’s part of National Science and Engineering Week and we’ve chosen plastics as our theme. Rachael, Christina and Erica will be there running activities. So come along and join us to design your…