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Community clean-up challenge collects 2,700lbs of marine litter

A SMALL business owner says she was “over the moon” to learn that a clean-up challenge she organised to reduce marine litter resulted in 2,700lbs (1,225 kilos) of bruck being collected. Ellie Duncan said a total of 218 people signed up to take part in the Clean Up Challenge over two weeks in June – […] Shetland News …


Why can’t these be recycled?

Shame on me. Shame on Shetland! Why can we not have our R-PET plastic food trays/containers, etc collected for recycling in Shetland – as these are collected for recycling as standard elsewhere in the UK? I have a room full from over four months of buying our weekly shop in Tesco, Lerwick. Can they not be […] Shetland News …


Tackling the plastic threat to our seas

LOCAL fishermen have recently raised concerns about discarded fishing gear in waters around Shetland. Councillors passed a motion on the topic last month. While much more can and should be done, Shetland Islands Council is already at the heart of European efforts to clean up our seas. SIC is a founding member of KIMO International […] Shetland News …