Changeworks' Low Carbon Communities Team
Provide information on reducing, reusing, recycling and composting household waste in Edinburgh. Get in touch if you are interested in workshops, volunteering or our community engagement work.
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 232 060
Eat the Seasons
UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas:
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.
Energy Saving Advice from Home Energy Scotland
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 0808 808 2282
For a free personalised report on the energy saving measures available for your home, complete an online Home Energy Check:
Friends of the Earth Scotland
Publishes literature on waste and recycling issues:
Friends of the Earth Edinburgh
Local Friends of the Earth group. For further information on meetings and campaigns find them on Facebook.
Books, free green advice, free downloads and online Green Guide Directory:
T: 01945 461 452
Keep Scotland Beautiful
An environmental charity which aims to achieve litter free and sustainable environments throughout Scotland:
T: 01786 471333
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
WRAP is a charity, working with governments, businesses and citizens around the globe to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. They generate evidence-based solutions to protect the environment, build stronger economies and support more sustainable societies. Their impact spans the entire lifecycle of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we buy, from production to consumption and beyond. They tackle sustainable product design, waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and waste management for food and drink, plastic packaging, clothing and textiles and waste management.
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
Trip Share Edinburgh
Helps you quickly and easily find someone who shares your specific journeys, be it by car, taxi, bike or foot.
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