Press release from Highland Council:
A tender in respect of a Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle Feasibility Study for Nairn has just been issued to the market on the Public Contracts Scotland website.
The Highland Council is seeking a consultancy organisation to undertake a feasibility study into the proposed idea of a further Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle Pathfinder project, to be located within the Nairn waste recycling centre.
The study will assess the practicality and viability of the venture and identify any potential opportunities or issues. Upon conclusion, the final report will provide a basis for a business development case for the site based on the recommendations.
The study will act as a Pathfinder model for the Nairn Recycling Centre site, while the feasibility study should also provide a second more general view and consideration to the potential application of this model at a number of other suitable sites across Highland.
Chairman of the Nairnshire Area Committee, Councillor Michael Green, commented: “The Feasibility Study will look wider than just waste strategy and will consider wider implications locally for the model, including, but not limited to, local employment opportunities, green job development, contributions to net zero commitments and developing reuse/recycle concepts.
He continued: “This is an exciting proposal for Nairn and could play an important role in ensuring that items are reused until the end of their useful life, decrease manufacturing needs and ultimately significantly reduce the amount of material deposited into landfills”.
The feasibility study is being co-funded funded by Highland Council and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
If he can get this through all the Health and Safety hoops, fair play to Michael.
In addition, what about a small-scale UHI-research waste to power plant - ONLY for Nairnshire-produced waste? A 10 year project externally evaluated by Greenpeace or similar?
Container HGVs heading down the A9 for landfill can't be sustainable.
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