Sustainability organisations

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Sustainability organisations

Changeworks' Waste Prevention Team

Provide a free information and education service on reducing, reusing, recycling and composting household waste in Edinburgh:

T: 0131 555 4010

Community Resource Network Scotland (CRNS)

A network providing support and information for community led organisations involved in recycling, reuse, composting, waste reduction and waste education activities:

T: 01786 469 002

Eat the Seasons

UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas:


Edinburgh City Car Club

Offers Edinburgh residents an alternative to car ownership through a pay-as-you-go scheme. Cars are available from on-street locations throughout the city. Book by phone or internet, or from inside the cars.

T: 0845 258 2985

Edinburgh Garden Partners

No garden but would like to grow your own fruit and vegetables? This scheme can put you in touch with someone who has difficulty looking after their garden.

T: 0131 220 5067

Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre

Can help you reduce your energy bills and help the environment with information about insulation, heating, grants, energy efficient appliances, renewable technologies and sustainable transport:

T: FREEPHONE 0800 512 012
For a free personalised report on the energy saving measures available for your home, complete an online Home Energy Check:


Friends of the Earth Edinburgh

Local Friends of the Earth group. For further information on meetings and campaigns contact:

T: 07733 118 289

Friends of the Earth Scotland

Publishes literature on waste and recycling issues:

T: 0131 243 2700

Green Guide

Books, free green advice, free downloads and online Green Guide Directory:

T: 01945 461 452


Over 100 creative ideas for reusing and recycling a wide range of materials:


Keep Scotland Beautiful

An environmental charity which aims to achieve litter free and sustainable environments throughout Scotland:

T: 01786 471333

Natural Way Burial

A not for profit website giving information about the green burial movement i.e. woodland burial sites in Scotland; personalised, DIY funerals and eco-friendly sources of coffins etc. Maintained by volunteers


Recycled Products Guide

The UK's directory on recycled products from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).


Recycle This

Many ideas and suggestions for reusing and recycling items. Your suggestions are welcome too:


The Book of Rubbish Ideas

By Tracey Smith. Containing step by step projects, this book takes a top down guided tour through the average family home to help reduce household waste and stop wasteful behaviour. Request a copy at your local library or see:


Trip Share Edinburgh

Helps you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journeys, be it by car, taxi, bike or foot.


Walk It

Get a route map between any two points, including your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It's quick, free, healthy and green.


Zero Waste Scotland

Helps individuals, businesses and communities to reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainably.

Zero Waste Scotland
T: 0808 100 2040

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