Case Studies: Waste

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

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.