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A project to reduce energy use in Glenuig Hall and increase recycling in the area has been a success.
Replacing the existing hall lights with LED units and improving the building’s insulation has achieved an annual saving of around 1.9 t of CO2e – 135 per cent of the target saving of 1.4 t of CO2e.
The amount of glass collected in a recycling point installed adjacent to the community shop in conjunction with the Highland Council also reached its target. In the first six weeks, 0.35 tonnes of glass was collected, a rate equivalent to the target of three tonnes in a full year and a saving of 1.63 t of CO2e a year. The weight of glass collected is increasing – 0.5 tonnes was collected in the second period.
Overall, the project has increased awareness of the importance of increasing recycling and reducing waste.
Throughout the project, members of the community were sent newsletters and a dedicated noticeboard was put up.
The final event was an environmental evening with talks and a discussion.