Ditching Disposables Project Update
In February we announced an exciting new partnership project between ourselves and Resource Efficient Solutions – Ditching Disposables, which is funded through the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund. The project was due to run April to December 2020 and aims to reduce the number of single-use items at two of Kirkcaldy’s most popular events, Fife Pride and Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon. Sadly both these events have had to be cancelled this year, in line with Government advice on Covid-19.
But not to worry, we’re going to support these events in 2021 instead!
The Ditching Disposables project will allow Fife Pride to operate a deposit-return scheme on cups at the event bar, which will divert up to 20,000 single-use plastic cups from landfill. Single-use plastic items will be substituted for non-plastic reusable items and advice on reducing waste will be made available to stallholders attending the event and to local businesses. Learning and resources from Pride will be passed on to Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon to trial at their event later in the year.
Read more information on the Ditching Disposables project.
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