Circular Economy

Successful Interface multi party project to gather waste data on Arran. Arran Eco Savvy and Visit Arran, in collaboration with Strathclyde University1 and Topolytics2 through Interface3 funding of £10,00


  • Eco Savvy and Visit Arran plan to work closely with Arrans hospitality sector, as well as with householders, to gather information which will feed into a waste baseline;
  • Topolytics, a data and analytics business, will use this data to map live waste streams.
  • The Academic partners at Strathclyde University then provide expertise on modelling of sustainable supply chains design of industrial and commercial waste, to examine the operational, environmental and economic performance of various waste processing choices.
  • It is hoped that this work will provide a catalyst to change the dynamics of waste management on Arran.

This project will compliment another study, supported by North Ayrshire Council, to look at the commercial and technical feasibility of the provision of community composting services on Arran in partnership with the 3rd Sector.

Projects are expected to kick off in March/April this year and will work towards developing a Best Practise Model of Circular Economy which other Islands and areas can look at and learn from, and contribute to the vision of Arran becoming a fully sustainable island.

Arran Eco Savvy, Visit Arran and Topolytics contributions will be in-kind with Strathclyde University being awarded £10,000.

  1. University of Strathclyde | Dept. of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management 
  2. Topolytics is a data and analytics business which generate live data platforms to map the generation, movement and fate of industrial and commercial waste.  This enables waste producers and recycling companies to achieve better commercial, environmental and investment outcomes.
  3. Interface is a government funded body which matches businesses and academics for innovative research and development projects, awarded funding. Interface boosts innovation among groups of business and academics,