Groups share ideas on wasting less
A TALK to help more people waste less in Lochaber turned out to be mutually beneficial.
Cara MacKay and Rebecca Thoms from Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) were guest speakers at SWI Lochaber Federation’s Autumn Rally in the Salvation Army Hall, Fort William, earlier this month.
Rebecca Thoms from LEG said: ‘Cara and myself enjoyed giving the presentation and I think the group came away with new information so we felt it went well. Many people didn’t realise the council last year changed what you can and cannot put in your blue bin so a lot of the discussion took place around that. We also spoke about our main project which is zero waste. The ladies told us about competitions they had run, including how to make something new from something old and also some recipes – such as how to create a meal from what’s in your fridge or from things you were ready to throw out, so those actually gave us a lot of good ideas about things we can look into moving forward and can then pass on to other groups.’
Cara MacKay, right, and Rebecca Thoms, second right, of Lochaber Environmental Group who were guest speakers at the SWI rally on November 5.