Case Studies: Waste

We’ve delivered great results for our clients, funders, partners and householders. Our case studies explain how.

Flyspotting campaign leads to lasting changes in Leith

Zero Waste Scotland, European Regional Development Fund

In 2017 Zero Waste Scotland invited aspiring ‘zero waste towns’ to step forward and create change that would also inspire other communities in Scotland to take action, with funding in part from the European Regional Development Fund. Changeworks,...

A new Leith of life for unwanted furniture

Zero Waste Scotland, European Regional Development Fund

Changeworks was awarded funding in 2017 from Zero Waste Scotland with support from the European Regional Development Fund to create Zero Waste Leith, a community-based project looking to inspire zero waste action in

Ditching Disposables: Portobello and Joppa consultation

Zero Waste Scotland

Changeworks was awarded funding from Zero Waste Scotland to conduct a feasability study into a future community project 

Community working achieves clean streets and increased recycling

The City of Edinburgh Council

We worked with the small community of Granton Medway, in north-west Edinburgh, to tackle litter and fly-tipping issues and low recycling rates.  Our approach Between January and March 2017 we engaged with the community by:

Local community shares ideas for a zero waste Leith

Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland called for proposals for urban focused projects to work closely with the community to deliver transformational change to achieve Scotland’s national targets for zero waste.

Waste Wise Volunteers

Zero Waste Scotland

Changeworks received funding from Zero Waste Scotland to deliver the Volunteer and Community Advocate Programme in Edinburgh from 2015–2017.

Waste Free Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council

We were approached by City of Edinburgh Council to engage with householders to improve recycling rates and reduce the amount of domestic waste to landfill. We developed a multi-faceted approach which includes:

Making it easy for businesses to comply with waste regulations

The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 challenge every business in Scotland to change their approach to waste and treat it as a resource.

Making waste history at Portobello High School

City of Edinburgh Council

Working with schools is a key part of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. Portobello High is one of several schools that has worked with us to develop a successful action plan.