Communities’ Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Project is funded by Climate Action Fund (CAF), The Big Lottery Fund, a partnership between ELREC & NKS (Networking Key Services)
The aim of the project is to encourage and support BAME communities in Edinburgh to reduce waste, increase reusing and repairing and to shift to a more sustainable consumption.
Overall, we will change attitude, behaviours and awareness towards waste and consumption through activities including:
-Clothing repairs and alterations sessions
-Swap Shop events
-Food parcel distribution to vulnerable families
–‘Composting’ and ‘wormery’ workshops
-Visits to recycling centers
-Edinburgh Climate Festival
We work with the Polish, South Asian, Chinese, Spanish and African communities based on ELREC’s long established relationships with the communities and their higher demographic representation in Edinburgh.
If you would like to volunteer with us help deliver activities on sustainable consumption, send your volunteer application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know?
80% of Scotland’s carbon footprint comes from all the goods, materials and services which we produce, use and sadly, often throw out after just one use.
Each household in Scotland generates more than a tonne of waste every year, but so much of it could be reduced, reused or recycled to help create a net zero nation
Household waste in Scotland in 2020 was more than 2.4 million tonnes, out of that only 1 million was recycled, 650 000 was landfilled and 750 000 was disposed by incineration, recovered by incineration, recovered by co-incineration and managed by other methods.
On average, 381.34 kg/person of household waste is generated in the City of Edinburgh in 2020 which accounts for roughly 0.95 TCO2e per person
As a person living in Scotland you currently consume around 3 planets worth of resources. Yet we only have one.
If we want to restore our balance with nature, we need to start working together. Climate change will affect us all, and everyone has a role to play in taking climate action.
To truly end our contribution to the climate crisis, we need to rethink how we consume in Scotland and around the world.
Around four-fifths of Scotland’s footprint comes from the products and materials we manufacture, use and throw away.
The evidence is clear. Consumption in Scotland is unsustainably high.
Reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle:
Energy and resources are wasted whenever an item goes to landfill
Raw materials are a limited resource – we might not always be able to replace what we throw away
Less landfill means less pollution – and a cleaner, greener Scotland
Waste costs – for example, Scotland’s avoidable food waste alone runs to more than £1 billion a year.
The ELREC CAF Team:
Feel free to contact us if you would like to take climate action:
Franciele Sobierai (Project Coordinator) – email@example.com
Aleksandra Szczygielska (Polish Workshop Facilitator) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fahmida Huczewska (South Asian Workshop Facilitator) – email@example.com
David Tai (Chinese Workshop Facilitator) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mohammad Alzaim (African Workshop Facilitator) – email@example.com
Spanish Facilitator (To be recruited)