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Scotland’s first sustainable island…

Could very well be Arran, as it targets the establishment of a circular economy that could help win it that accolade.

Helping the ambitious island, Interface, the country’s bridge between industry and academia, is providing funding to support the development of a circular economy for Arran. The project will see the University of Strathclyde work with the island’s hospitality sector, represented by VisitArran and the EcoSavvy Community, alongside data and analytics firm, Topolytics, to assess the ‘operational, environmental and economic performance of various waste processing pathways’. Two other collaborations, one related to food and drink, the other creative industries, also received backing from Interface in its latest funding round.


“Funding collaborations like these can bring about really positive solutions to a range of businesses, supply chains and, in this case, even a whole island, leading to positive impacts on the economy and environment. We’re really excited by these latest projects and look forward to seeing the outcomes,” said Howell Davies, Sector Engagement Project Manager at Interface.


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