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Scottish_composting_recycling_and_re-use_2016Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources has rocketed past the 60% milestone for the first time. That was the key finding of Official Statistics published recently by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

  • Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources rockets past 60% for the first time.
  • Food recycling and anaerobic digestion increased 20% from 2015 –
    a 78.1% increase since 2011.
  • Lowest quantity of Scottish waste landfilled since 2011.

In 2016, 6.96 million tonnes (61%) of waste was recycled, composted or prepared for re-use, over half a million tonnes more than in 2015.

What’s more, 2016 also saw more households and businesses recycle food waste as 605,614 tonnes of organic wastes was recycled in composting or anaerobic digestion facilities – an increase of 102,580 tonnes (20.4%) from 2015 statistics and a 78.1% boost since 2011.

Total waste generated in Scotland fell by over half a million tonnes (0.53m tonnes) since 2015, with Scotland achieving the lowest quantity of waste being landfilled since 2011 – a 10.3% decrease from 2015.

Source: sepa.org.uk

Glasgow City Council has been running a successful pilot programme to tackle issues around commercial waste within the city centre and this has now been rolled-out across the rest of the city centre by the end of March. The focus was to reduce the number of large bins stored on the street and now businesses will need to store their waste in or on their premises. Businesses that don’t comply could face fines of up to £1000.

The next stage will see the project being rolled-out across the whole of Glasgow by early March 2019, and businesses are now being contacted with more advice on the changes. In the North West of Glasgow the date for compliance is 15 September 2018.

The primary aim of the project – which was achieved in the pilot areas – was to substantially reduce the adverse impact of the then current waste collection practices (especially the use of bulky, brightly-coloured commercial waste containers on streets, pavements and lanes) to enhance the appearance of the area making it more pleasant for to live, work and study there.

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20170826_WhiteinchCentre_CarBootSale_PosterHeaderThe Whiteinch Centre will be holding a car boot sale on Saturday 26 August 2017 10am to 1pm  to raise money for a new floor. FREE entry.

There will be an affordable mix of bric a brac, arts and crafts delights and much more. Come along and see what treasures you can find!

Refreshments available at the new Well-Fed Cafe.

If you would like to book a pitch at a cost of £10, contact Debs at the centre 0141 950 4434

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In the past week De’ils On Wheels, our community bike workshop has reached a couple of ‘grand’ landmarks.

Firstly we received our 1000th donated bike, which is totally amazing!

And secondly we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/deilsonwheels!

So we would just like to say a thousand thank yous to everyone that has donated a bike to us or that has liked our Facebook page! Your support is very much appreciated.

One of the donations we recently received was a 1950s Raleigh bicycle which has only had one careful owner! It is great condition and we hope to have it back on the road in the near future! You can check out some of our refurbished bikes for sale here! (And the photo we posted on Facebook has also had over 1000 views!!!)

Also we are really in need of donations of ladies bikes so if you have one you no longer have a use for then please get in touch!

zws903-lfhw-ewwr-facebook-banner-2016The European Week for Waste Reduction runs from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 November 2016 and the theme of this year’s European Week for Waste Reduction is ‘Use-less Packaging’.

Some packaging has its uses like keeping food fresher for longer but packaging waste in Scotland is an unavoidable issue. We throw away 208 million disposable coffee cups every year. If we stacked them end to end that would be the equivalent length of Loch Ness – 674 times over! What other packaging can you think of that is useless or wasteful?

Zero Waste Scotland are the official organisers of the week in Scotland and are encouraging businesses, educational establishments, voluntary organisations, charities and retailers to make a change to everyday behaviour to reduce the amount of food waste and packaging waste produced. Read the rest of this entry »

CircularGlasgowRecently Glasgow Chamber have published Glasgow’s Circular Economy Report – Circular Glasgow: A Vision and Action Plan for the City of Glasgow.

The report is the first of its kind in the UK and only the second circle scan report in Europe behind Amsterdam. It offers an in-depth study of Glasgow’s potential to be a global leader in the circular economy, making the city only the second in the world to be assessed in such a level of detail.

The ‘City Circle Scan of Glasgow’, commissioned through a partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Zero Waste Scotland and Glasgow City Council, looks at how to make the region’s urban economy more circular and create opportunities for the business community.

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20160601_DoW-signage-side01We recently had new permanent external signage installed at the De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop. The signage was installed at the side and front of the workshop and displays our opening hours, some key messages and our contact information – so if you pop by when the workshop is open you can clearly see where we are! And if you happen to pop by when we are closed you will be able to see when we are open and how to get in touch!

Many thanks to the Revolve Reuse programme which funded the signage and to Glasgow Housing Association who installed the signage for us and for their ongoing support.

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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