More than ever it’s important to acknowledge the essential contribution our membership is making to Scottish society in this period of economic uncertainty.
With continued low infrastructure investment it continues to be important to ensure that sufficient resources are dedicated to the improvement of the community repair, reuse and recycling sector in Scotland. The CRNS 10th Anniversary Conference and AGM, delivered with the support of Zero Waste Scotland and The Herald, will firmly focus on the Circular Economy in Scotland and the charity is honoured to have media presenter Catriona Shearer to host this special event.
Commenting on the forthcoming conference, Mary McLuskey, CEO of CRNS said: ‘Over the past decade a lot has changed in our world of repair, reuse and recycling but we know that there is so much more to achieve. We are in a sector that is constantly facing new challenges and with the European Commission’s 70% recycling targets for 2030 announced this year, Scotland has demanding times ahead.
‘Our resources are Too Good To Waste and it is our aim at CRNS, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland, to strengthen our role as a national networking hub for our membership so that we share the latest ideas, research, developments and technologies in our circular economy and waste management sector.’
Industry expert Iain Gulland is set to deliver the Keynote Address at the conference. Recently voted as one of the most influential people in the waste management sector and director of Zero Waste Scotland, Iain originally established CRNS and has been connected with its development over its ten year period.
The conference is being held at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow and has been designed to explore and discuss new innovations, best practice, and successful business models that are keeping pace within a new and constantly changing economic landscape – a landscape that is creatively circular rather than linear.
This conference will:
• Engage with a network of thought leaders, practitioners, and sector leaders advancing dialogue and collaborative action on waste prevention and reduction.
• Discuss the emerging circular economy, and the resulting business opportunities.
• Hear about leading edge – and replicable – successes in the public, private and community sector.
• Participate in opportunities to advance national, cross-sector, collaboration.
If you are involved in the reuse, repair and recycle sector and would like to attend the conference then please visit www.crns.org.uk or telephone 01786 469002.