How to reduce reuse and recycle

Reducing our waste has many great benefits, including conserving our resources and important raw materials, protecting our natural environment, saving energy, protecting the environment from pollution and saving ourselves some money. Whether you’re an avid recycler or new to it all, here you’ll find lots of helpful tips, advice and information on how you can reduce, reuse and recycle and how your actions can make a difference.

Reduce

Reduce

R is for REDUCE
Reduce: Smart Shopping

Reduce: Smart Shopping

There are some simple ways we can reduce our waste, and save ourselves some money, buy keeping an eye on what we by and shopping smart! Plan your Shop: whether its food shopping of clothes shopping, plan ahead, check what’s in the house and make a...
Reduce: Love Food Hate Waste

Reduce: Love Food Hate Waste

Scottish households through away £1 billion of avoidable food waste every year, that the equivalent of £470 per household! Food waste not only costs us money but also wastes the energy, water and packaging use in food production. www.lovefoodhatewaste.com ...
Reduce: Love your clothes

Reduce: Love your clothes

An Estimated £140 million worth of clothing goes to UK landfills every year and as a nation we have a staggering £30 billion worth of clothes in our wardrobes which hasn’t been worn in the last year. Love Your Clothes aims to raise awareness of the...
Reduce: Junk Mail

Reduce: Junk Mail

Apparently over three million trees are cut down each year to produce junk mail. Very few people really want to receive junk mail through their door so if you want to cut yours down visit http://www.recycleforscotland.com/reduce/unwanted-mail tips to...
Education

Education

The Zero Waste Dunbar worked to support our local schools and households to accelerate our area achieving Scotland’s zero waste targets before or by 2025 and to help build a local circular economy through the realisation that our waste is our resource. The p...

Curriculum Strategy

We worked with all the 6 schools in the ward to look at ways that they could with link the curriculum to reducing waste, be sustainable and use resources locally. There were separate projects linking learning for sustainability to the school's curriculum...

Inspirational Strategy

We trialed ways to engage young people in reducing, reusing and recycling waste that would truly inspire them in the hope we could open their eyes to the opportunities this area can present to them to transform the planet for the future and could potentially...

ZWD Lesson Plans

Creating long term links to reduce waste and create a more circular local economy Session 1 & 2. Learning Intentions: For pupils to take an active role in creating long term links to their community which will help them to; Feel more...
Practical Strategy

Practical Strategy

The first thing we did was carry out waste audits at all the schools to see what their waste was made up of so we could see if we could support the schools to identify and then reduce and target particular waste streams. From this we found that most of...
Reuse

Reuse

R is for REUSE
Reuse: Charity Shops and Donation

Reuse: Charity Shops and Donation

Clothes, crockery, CDs and DVDs are just some of the reused items accepted by the charity shops on Dunbar High Street. Pop in to find out how you can donate or to pick up a treat whist helping a worthy cause. www.chss.org.uk www.sueryder.org You can...
Reuse: Composting

Reuse: Composting

If you have any unavoidable food waste in your house composting at home can be a great way to not only help the environment by reducing the pollutant gasses that food waste gives off in landfill, but also to help your garden and your plants. Compost provides...
Reuse: Nappies

Reuse: Nappies

The average baby has around 5,400 nappy changes. That’s a lot of disposable nappies, and as they can’t be recycled they usually end up in landfill. Disposable nappies have been about for around 30 year, but they take hundreds of years to break down in ...
Reuse: Online Exchange

Reuse: Online Exchange

The internet has done a lot for reuse with many sites offering users the chance to buy, sell, give, take, hire and borrow reused items. From CD’s to surfboards you can find almost anything on online exchange. Here is our Facebook sales page: ZWD S...
Reuse: Plastic Bags

Reuse: Plastic Bags

In 2013 Scotland used 750 million single use carrier bags, and the average plastic carrier bag is used for just 12 minutes, but could take between 500 and 1000 years to break down in the environment! In 2014 the Scottish Government introduced a minimum...
Recycle

Recycle

R is for RECYCLE
Recycle: How can I recycle?

Recycle: How can I recycle?

There lots of ways your can recycle in Dunbar and district from in your homes, in recycling bins around the district, at work and school or at the local Household waste and recycling facility. Follow the links bellow to the East Lothian Council Website...
Recycle: How is it recycled?

Recycle: How is it recycled?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your tin cans, how your plastic bottles really get recycled. There fantastic little videos can explain all http://www.recycleforscotland.com/facts-figures/facts-figures Other Recycling Options
Recycle: Where you're Recyclable goods go?

Recycle: Where you're Recyclable goods go?

Here is a map and a color code list showing where all these recyclable goods go in the UK.     [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/embed?mid=zuZwm7ltiQs0.kEK8bymvMW2s&w=620&h=385] Glass W.E.E.E - large Domestic...

Directory

This directory will help you to recycle more of your stuff. Here you will find the A to Z for stuff you can recycle and where to take it locally. Campbell has been busy pulling together all the up to date information for you. He is adding information...