Zero Waste event in Pitmedden showcases recycling ideas

As Climate Week North East drew to a close this weekend, visitors to the Going Zero Waste event held in Pitmedden on Saturday morning received a host of new ideas to try out to tackle waste and improve the recycling.

Pitmedden Eco Day

Organized by Udny Community Action and Udny Community Shelf, the event saw locals create a large community swap shop filled with clothes, books, toys and CDs.

Local groups, including Coulliehare Allotments and Wood Recyclability, showcased the work being done at the facilities that offer plots to local growers and respectively create new furniture from discarded wood.

The Aberdeenshire Council waste team were able to provide information on recycling and were joined by staff from the local branch of the co-op where soft plastic recycling is offered to the community.

Elementary school students showcased some of their upcycling crafts and created everything from a dog pull toy to a seashell dream catcher.

Other ideas include making jar lids from old socks and using large seashells as the base for grease-filled bird feeders.

Udny Community Shelf highlighted its work of seeing food products made available to those who need them, with the aim of both helping those who might need them and reducing waste.

Climate Week North East encouraged communities to think about local climate change and take action to create a sustainable future and saw tree planting in Newburgh, Potterton and Pitmedden and an eco fair in Monymusk.

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