Our current work to reduce waste and carbon emissions. 

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Craigentinny Food Waste Recycling

City of Edinburgh Council

Changeworks is working with the City of Edinburgh Council to promote household food waste recycling in Craigentinny, as part of the Waste Free Edinburgh project.Staff and volunteers will provide...

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Ditching Disposables: Waste-Free Canteens

Zero Waste Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council

As part of the first phase of the Ditching Disposables project, Changeworks is working with two Edinburgh high schools to survey pupils and staff on how many single-use items featured in their...

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Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map

The City of Edinburgh Council

The Edinburgh Charity Shop and Reuse Map is a comprehensive guide to donating and buying from charity shops and reuse projects. It provides information on what type of donations each shop or...

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Edinburgh flats recycling consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council

Changeworks was asked by the City of Edinburgh Council to conduct a short online survey asking Edinburgh flat residents what they thought of their on-street bins for waste and recycling service....

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Finish Your Food

The City of Edinburgh Council

On average, our Finish your Food project helps schools to reduce their food waste by 30%. We engage children and teachers in activities that encourage primary school pupils and their parents to eat...

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Kitchen Canny


Scots throw away 630,000 tonnes of food waste each year, worth £470 per household. Kitchen Canny is both a stand-alone resource and a community workshop programme, designed to help people to reduce...

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Leith Reuse Map

Zero Waste Scotland, European Regional Development Fund

The Leith Reuse Map makes it easy to find out where you can reuse and repair items, featuring over 60 organisations around Leith. Whatever you need, find it on the online map. If you know of a...

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Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy pilots

Scottish Government, East Lothian Council, Midlothian Council, West Lothian Council

Changeworks is delivering Scottish Government-funded phase two Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilots for East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian Councils. These pilots will...

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Love Food Hate Waste workshops

Zero Waste Scotland

Changeworks delivers free Love Food Hate Waste workshops for businesses and their employees in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders, and Highlands. The workshops highlight the scale and impact...

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Our Edinburgh #InTheLoop On-The-Go Recycling

Hubbub, CEC, Scotwaste, Starbucks, Café Nero, Pret a Manger, Nestle, Coca Cola, McDonalds

The Our Edinburgh #InTheLoop campaign is a five-month trial of new on-the-go recycling bins for drinks containers. This involves adding new labelling to public litter bins in Edinburgh City...

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