Workshop for island solutions for circular construction and infrastructure - Zero Waste Scotland

A free, interactive workshop to find circular economy solutions for the construction sector and their clients.

About the event

Do you find working in the construction sector on Skye presents specific challenges?

Do you want to be designing and constructing more sustainable buildings and infrastructure?

Do you find that the geographical isolation of island life can be a barrier to access to low carbon materials and technologies?

Does your location provide challenges for waste management?

If you are nodding your head, then please join Zero Waste Scotland and a range of construction sector business and stakeholders on Skye to discuss these issues with the aim of finding solutions.

Zero Waste Scotland is encouraging the construction industry across Scotland to think circular. Circularity is about much more than recycling. It’s about making the most of the materials we use; the choice of materials and the management of those materials during construction, during operation and at end of life. The buildings we design and build now need to be fit for a zero-carbon future. And we need to think about embodied carbon as well as energy efficiency to meet this goal.

Who should attend

This event will make good use of your time if you are; a tradesman, a contractor, an architect or designer, an engineer, a planner, a developer, a house builder, a construction material or service provider, a demolition or waste management contractor.

Monday 27th January 2020

15:00 – 19:00

Royal Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9BU

A two-hour session will be followed by networking with refreshments provided. It’s also your opportunity to discuss specific construction business support with a Zero Waste Scotland representative.

We hope you can join us for an interactive event when we will work collectively to find local solutions to this national challenge.

Please feel free to extend this invitation to colleagues and other in the sector who you think would benefit from attending.

Your organisers

Zero Waste Scotland is The Scottish Governments representative body to deliver a Circular Economy change in Scotland. A Circular Economy approach is much more than a move to towards more recycling, it’s an approach that cuts across all sectors in Scotland that values all the resources we use and looks at value from a whole life cost perspective.

Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the Resource Efficient Scotland Programme. The Resource Efficient Scotland Construction SME Advice and Support Service offers free advice and technical support to Scottish businesses, helping them embed circular economy principles into the design and construction of our built environment. The Service aims to contribute significantly to the Scottish Government’s strategic economic objectives, climate change, energy efficiency and zero waste targets.

Register for the event here.