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ILM Highland fuels innovation with student power

10th January 2019

ILM Highland has utilised connections with Interface to join forces with the University of Strathclyde and develop innovative solutions

ILM (Highland) has joined forces with the University of Strathclyde to develop innovative solutions to electrical waste, turning what would be processed for recycling into products that can be given new life and used again.

ILM was delighted to welcome the University of Strathclyde students from the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management (DMEM) to their depot in Alness recently. They are working on a Recycle Design for Sustainability project with the organisation looking at new opportunities and products that can be made from electrical waste. The project was brought together by Interface, who connect businesses to academics.

Claire Weaver, ILM’s Business Development Manager, said:

We were thrilled to meet our student design team, and are really looking forward to seeing how things progress. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to utilise young talent for design and manufacturing innovation. We can’t wait to see their concepts and prototypes; which will hopefully generate new sales to help support our charitable aims and objectives.

ILM (Highland) is a social enterprise and registered charity, and has been delivering valuable services across Highland for almost 25 years. ILM is entirely committed to social inclusion and environmental improvement activities. ILM delivers a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Service throughout the North and North-East of Scotland, as well as an Electrical Retail Outlet in Alness selling both new and reconditioned electrical appliances.

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