A Scottish Islands Federation networking event bringing stakeholders together to address problems of removal, reduction and reuse of marine litter on Scottish islands.
Marine litter, made up of household plastic items and fishing litter, is a massive problem for island and coastal communities – causing pollution, killing wildlife and being landfilled instead of being eliminated or recycled into other products.
This event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders – beach clean groups, local councils, harbour authorities, recycling businesses, and researchers – to identify sustainable solutions to the problem of marine plastics and their disposal. There will be key speakers, discussions and a market place to share current initiatives on research, collection and recycling of marine plastics, waste management etc.
The event is planned for Tuesday 28 February 10:00 to 15:30 at the West Highland Hotel in Mallaig.
Travel – You can get the train on the day from Fort William at 8.30 am, going back at 4.05 pm. If coming from Skye you can get the 9.25 am ferry and return at 4.15 pm.
The event is free to attend, with lunch provided. It will be a hybrid event, with online tickets available if you cannot attend in person. You can book a space here and a full programme and zoom link will be sent out closer to the event.
Organised by the Scottish Islands Federation, funded by Marine Scotland with support from Highlands and Islands Environment Foundation.