A circular economy initiative is bringing a host of sustainable solutions, including construction methods, to Glasgow city centre this month as part of an informative hub on sustainability.
Circular Glasgow, an initiative led by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is hosting Circular Hub on Saturday March 30 in St. Enoch Square.
The hub itself has been designed by IndiNature, a manufacturer of 100% plant-based construction systems, while all of the information boards have been created using recycled planks from Glasgow Wood Recycling or G. F. Smith’s Extract paper, made from used coffee cups.
The free-to-attend exhibition uses only repurposed or recycled products and will feature information on ways to be more circular including case studies of local organisations that have successfully adopted a more sustainable approach; information on Glasgow’s circular journey; facts and stats; and an interactive area aimed at encouraging visitors to share simple ideas and tips.
Circular Glasgow, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland and funded by the European Regional Development Fund, works with companies across the city in a bid to help them open up new revenue streams, increase competitive advantage and realise financial savings using practical tools.
Alison McRae, senior director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said, “There are lots of small and simple changes that can be made to create a more sustainable way of life, and as we all begin to take these steps we can work towards our circular goal with enough resources for everyone forever.
“We’ve had great success stories over the last couple of years among Glasgow’s business community, and we’re thrilled to now be able to share that journey with the rest of the city with the hope of inspiring change.
“Glasgow is a city that pulls together like no other, and as we continue to do so, we can help our city adapt and grow through innovative ideas that prepare us for the future.”
Anne Ledgerwood, general manager at St. Enoch Centre added, “We can’t wait for the arrival of the Circular Hub, it’ll be a fantastic feature which our shoppers can enjoy and hopefully be inspired by.
“It’s great to be involved in the project with our coffee activity which sees waste coffee grounds from retailers within St. Enoch turned into fertiliser for plant compost used throughout the centre – helping illustrate how even small changes can make a big difference.
“The hub will provide an excellent source of inspiration to people across Glasgow, encouraging us all to become more circular and reap the rewards environmentally and financially – all whilst leading the way towards Glasgow’s goal of becoming one of the world’s leading circular cities.”