Moray Members Forum: Embracing the Circular Economy

Jun 21, 2024

On the 4th of June, Moray Reach Out had the pleasure of attending the Moray Members Forum, hosted by Circular Communities Scotland at Transition Town Forres. This event was a wonderful opportunity to engage with fellow organisations committed to sustainability and community-driven initiatives.

Site Visit to Moray Waste Busters

Before the forum, we embarked on an inspiring site visit to Moray Waste Busters in Forres. This local community organisation champions inclusivity, sustainability, and the belief that everyone can play a practical role in combating climate change. Their innovative reuse hub is a beacon of the circular economy, encouraging the people of Moray to make reuse a part of their daily lives. Moray Waste Busters collects and accepts unwanted but reusable items, offering them for sale or donation to the local community, thereby reducing waste and fostering a culture of reuse.

The Forum: Celebrating Circular Initiatives

The forum was a vibrant gathering of 20 delegates who share a common goal: to promote and support reuse, repair, and circular activities in Moray.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Transition Town Forres Ltd, who hosted us in their Community Centre and Community Gardens. This venue provided a perfect setting for our discussions and networking, surrounded by the very essence of community spirit and sustainability.

Key Speakers

The forum featured three key speakers:

  • Megan Fairley spoke on behalf of Moray Reach Out, highlighting our ongoing projects and initiatives.
  • Lee McGrath represented ReBOOT, sharing insights into their computer recycling project.
  • Louise Nicol from Moray CAN (tsiMORAY) discussed the network’s climate action efforts.

A Step Towards a Sustainable Future

Attending the Moray Members Forum reinforced our commitment to sustainability and the circular economy. It was inspiring to see so many organisations working together towards a common goal, and we are excited to continue collaborating with them in the future.

Together, we can make a significant impact, fostering a culture of reuse and sustainability in Moray and beyond. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event a success!

For more updates on our projects and events, stay tuned to Moray Reach Out’s blog and social media channels. Let’s keep the momentum going and work towards a brighter, more sustainable future for all.