COMRIE residents have been revitalising their recycling habit during the third Zero Waste Fortnight.
The event encouraged villagers to increase their recycling efforts and improve on the success of the last two years with even greater tonnages of waste being diverted from landfill.
A range of activities organised by Comrie Development Trust included a litter pick, “upcycling” craft workshops, recycled crafts sale, zero waste fashion show, PKC launch challenge and McGarryoke night.
A CDT spokesperson told the Herald: “The community of Comrie is already very good at recycling and reusing so the challenge we faced this year for the Zero Waste Fortnight was how to encourage the community in a different and fun way and that is why we decided to provide the three free upcycling workshops, a recycled fashion show and a fundraising McGarryoke night.
“The events were great fun and proved you can have lots of fun making something out of nothing.”
Throughout the fortnight donations were taken at the ZWF refreshments table, which raised £69.34 for Comrie Skate and Bike Group (now known as Comrie Youth Extreme Sports Group). Added to that was the money raised by their McGarryoke night and £35 in donations, bringing the total raised within the ZWF for the group to £555.17. The group thanked the Deli, Costcutters and the Post Office for their raffle donations and Mr Leadbitter for his support at the McGarryoke night.
PKC weighed Comrie’s waste and recycling from kerbside uplifts in the week before the fortnight started and for every additional tonne diverted from landfill it will donate £70 to the Comrie Primary School outdoor classroom fund.
However, residents will not know the outcome until the CDT community open meeting on Monday in the White Church, when the winners of the various competitions held during the Zero Waste Fortnight will also be announced.
The meeting will be used to introduce the community to Jennifer Aird, Perth and Kinross Council’s Zero Waste Scotland volunteer coordinator, and will include a talk from James Chapman, who will be running a permaculture course (how to design sustainable habitats for people, crops, livestock and wildlife) in November.
CDT ran the Zero Waste Fortnight in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council and Zero Waste Scotland.