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Recycle Week 2017 runs from Monday 25 September to Sunday 1 October and we’d love you to join our team of Waste Warriors.

Recycle Week is the UK’s annual recycling week, aiming to get everyone recycling more items more often by raising awareness of the benefits and dispelling some of the myths that still surround recycling. Over the course of the week Zero Waste Scotland will be encouraging people from all over the country to become waste warriors and do their bit by recycling as much as they can.

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Zero Waste Scotland has produced a guide of ideas to tackle littering that go beyond picking it up. Litter-picking tackles the symptoms of the litter problem without tracing it back to the source. No sooner have you finished tidying up, than the problem rears its ugly head again

This guide will show you how to go further. How to channel the enthusiasm from previous litter picks – inspiring communities to prevent litter in the first place.

From surprising techniques taken from behavioural science, to a targeted messaging toolkit, this guide will help you address Scotland’s litter problem in innovative ways — ways that deliver for the long term.

They’ve included lots of inspirational examples from across the UK and beyond. You’ll find more detailed case studies of selected examples at the end of this guide. Download the guide here: ZWS guide booklet_Beyond_Litter_pick_AW2

Overheads like heating, lighting and water have a huge impact on small organisations running costs. And with the price of electricity, water and raw materials in Scotland expected to rise over the coming years, small organisations and businesses are already bracing themselves for a hit.

Resource Efficient Scotland have suggested 9 practical ways that your organisation can hold on to its money by reducing energy and resource use.

Resource Efficient Scotland has relaunched their website! The new look makes it even easier for you to find out how your business or organisation can be more resource efficient.

Take a look through the new sections on saving energy, saving water and reducing waste. And check out the tools and guides to get you started, the latest case studies to inspire you, and the funding they have to get your larger projects off the ground.

They’ve also got a new blog section so you can get the very latest tips and updates from the programme to help your business.

MCS

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity has asked people to join their Plastic Challenge this June.

MCS says the amount of plastic litter on our beaches and in the sea is increasing, and with it the threat to marine life. Plastic bags, bottles and tiny plastic pieces are regularly found in the stomachs of turtles and other sea creatures, and in some cases have caused their death from starvation or choking.

Our bins are increasingly full of ready meal containers, plastic bags and plastic bottles. You see the streets, cycle paths and hedgerows littered with them.

We use single use plastics for just about everything, from brushing our teeth and showering to buying and storing our food and other products. It’s durable and lightweight, but it’s these properties that allow it to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

Here at DRCET we’ve decided to take on the challenge during June and see if we can give up using single use plastic items for the month, in an attempt to improve our local community as well as the seas!

Find out more on the MSC website or on Twitter – @mscuk and #plasticchallenge

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PlayOnPedalsDe’ils on Wheels is taking part in a city wide children’s bike amnesty as part of the Play On Pedals project and Pass It On week.

Play on Pedals gives pre-school children across Glasgow the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

We are looking for donations of unwanted balance bikes (ideally with a brake) or 12″ children’s pedal bikes. These will be checked by our qualified mechanics and made available to nurseries across the city.

You can drop off unwanted bikes at De’ils On Wheels workshop every Wednesday (11am-3pm) and Thursday (1-5pm) throughout March.

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hos_jumble_sale_feb17Heart of Scotstoun will be holding two events over the coming weeks to raise their profile and raise funds for the community centre.

The first event is a Jumble Sale which will take place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 11 February. If you have any items to donate to the jumble sale please drop them off at the reception desk at the Centre – thanks!

hos_vintage_tea_party_feb17HoS will also be hosting a Vintage tea party from 1-4pm on Sunday 26 February – £3.50 for adults and £2 for children. The tea party will be run by our volunteers who have done an awesome job ensuring the day to day running of our cafe. All donations baking would be greatly welcome…

Everyone welcome and you can keep up to date on the Heart of Scotstoun Facebook page!

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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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