Councillor Alastair Majury on Stirling Council will end the use of single serve sauce sachets across all of its primary schools.

Following on from the earlier banning of disposable plastic teaspoons across the school estate and replacing them with metal spoons. Stirling Council has taken another positive step in reducing its impact on our environment, and will end the use of single serve sauce sachets across all of its primary schools.

This follows on from a trial suggested by Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury, who passed on concerns from a Dunblane resident about Newton Primary School having single use plastic sauce sachets.

Whilst you may not instantly recognise a humble sauce sachet as an item that is harming the planet, but they are actually some of the worst offenders. As they can’t be cleaned and is much too small to be sorted at a recycling depot, they will likely end up in landfill after reaching its full potential in less than 5 seconds at the table.

Stirling Council ran two trials, at Newton PS they replaced single-use plastic sachets with paper cups for the sauce, which the children seemed to like. Whilst as Riverside PS sauce was placed directly onto the plate for pupils who wanted sauce. The conclusion of the trials was that it would be best to place sauce directly onto the plate of pupils who wanted sauce from a measured pump, and this has the added benefit of saving both money and the recycling of the small paper cups.

Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury said:

“A resident contacted me to highlight that they felt that Stirling Council could be doing more in order to tackle our impact to the environment, citing the examples of single use plastic spoons and sauce packets.

I passed these concerns on to council officers, who were very much onboard with wanting to reduce our reliance on single use plastics where feasible. I am pleased that we have now reached a solution for both of the issues raised, and I would like to thank everyone involved who has made this possible.”

Alastair Majury, is also a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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