A note on the waste treatment site visits:
The network visited William Tracey's zero-to-landfill site near Glasgow. This site is the only of its kind in Scotland where all waste (glass, paper, industrial, plastic, wood etc.) is processed and re-used or sold on. Following this we visited the Energen Biogas food waste centre, where food waste is converted into energy via methane at 97% efficiency. Both tours gave an insight into the problems we face with waste streams and what is being done to overcome them, with a clear overview of how collecting waste properly at your institution can have a huge impact on recoverable materials. Documents supplied by William Tracey, and photos taken on the site visit, are available to download from the side of this page.
To read a blog covering the trip from a TSN member click here
The following meeting was the first official meeting for the TSN's new co-convenor Paulo Cruz from Glasgow Caledonian University, along with Trudy Cunningham from the University of Dundee. The agenda topics were:
All resources are linked into the minutes document.
You can find out more about our Waste Management Topic Support Network and past meetings here.