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Green Hive Starter kit

Happy Earth Day!As a local charity focusing on the community and enviroment, we want to do our bit to help you connect to people safely and enjoy fun activities with an enviromental focus.Thanks to the flexible support provided by the National Lottery Community Fund we are pleased to be able to show you all what we have been working on: Introducing the Green Hive Starter Kit Earth day is the perfect day to make a choice to live more sustainably – join us to make 2020 the year for championing creativity and positivity in the face of adversity.Whether you are a…

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Unique handmade items from waste plastic

Green Hive Workshop is a not for profit community workshop space in Nairn set up by volunteers to facilitate the creative upcycling of waste in the Highlands. We make hand made items from single use plastics, and other waste streams, from items collected and donated around Nairnshire and the Moray Firth. We support a diverse group of volunteers, to learn new skills, build confidence, share conversations, experiences, and support a safe and inclusive workshop environment, focused on making new things from waste.  Our waste plastics project ‘upcycles’ single use plastics into unique hand crafted items that we hope people will…

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Workshop Wish List

Andy and the team of volunteers up at the workshop are about to start creating the first clocks on a regular basis, they have a tried and tested method and using your donated plastic they have put together this vibrant prototype – Upcycled spectrum clock from single use plastic.Follow the workshop on Instagram here Our workshop space is almost fully kitted out for recycling HDPE 2 plastic, there are a couple of things left on our wish list below – if you have an item that is on this list and you would like to donate it to Green Hive,…

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Green Hive and [email protected], Durness

We had our second Green Hive team road trip on the 16th of October – all the way up to Durness to meet with Dr. Julien Moreau and Dr. Joan D’Arcy who are the founders of Plastic @ Bay – a community interest company aiming to tackle marine plastic pollution in north west Scotland and beyond – they turn marine pollution into unique, bespoke products at their Plastic Lab in Durness.Green Hive are launching a plastic recycling enterprise and reached out to Plastic @ Bay for advice and education on how to sustainably manage a workshop focused on recycling plastic…

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Call out for plastic!

Donate your waste plastics to the Green Hive Workshop & support reuse, before recycling. What Plastics will the Green Hive Workshop accept? Initially HDPE Plastics.  That is anything with the number ‘2’ inside the recycling logo. HDPE is one of the most widely used plastics. It comes in a huge variety of colours and it is a perfect material for our workshop projects.  HDPE includes, milk bottles & lids, many plastic pipes, domestic bathroom & kitchen product bottles, and plastic containers from supermarkets.   It would be really helpful if any plastic items you are donating have film lids and labels removed…

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We're hiring!

We are looking for a consultant (or team of consultants) to conduct an options appraisal of premises in Nairn best suited to the community hub and waste reduction enterprises which are our long-term plan. As part of this we also need an assessment of the feasibility of our waste reduction enterprises to sustain it. Our ultimate goal is to establish a permanent hub in the community based around enterprises such as re-purposing waste plastic and growing mushrooms from waste coffee grounds. We are on the point of starting these projects at our premises in Balmakeith but long-term we want to be doing this…

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Setting up the Green Enterprise Workshop

We have taken occupancy of a unit in the Balmakeith industrial estate and are turning this big empty space in to a creative upcycling centre for the Nairnshire Community.  Specialising in the reforming of plastic, we hope to offer another option to consider, before recycling or landfill. But we need your help to get this space up and running! We are on the look out for some very specific items to help fit out our upcycling and plastic reforming workshop.  If you think you can help with a donation of any of the items on our workshop ‘Wish List’ please get…