Holding Back The Plastics Tide

The panelists.

The panelists.

On 5 Feb we participated at the Visions for Change: Holding back the plastics tide event hosted by University of Edinburgh Sustainability  department. With inspiring and informative talks from our fellow speakers and an incredibly engaged audience; we had a wonderful evening. 

Here are the panelists’ presentations and more information about their work.

Cal Major: has more information about her paddleboarding expedition around the Isle of Skye on her website and her campaign website and recently wrote a blog for the Department, which you can read here

The Eco Larder: find out more on their website. Find the video they played last night here.

Laura: you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram under @lesswastelaura. Her presentation is here. She wrote a wonderful blog for our Department on how she achieves her "less waste" lifestyle in Edinburgh.

Leithers Don't Litter: you can find out more and join their events via their website. Their presentation (with the text of Zsuzsa’s speech) is here.

Marine Conservation Society:  the presentation is here. Find more about their work or sign up to beach cleans on their website.

The next Visions for Change event, this time focusing on palm oil, will be held on 26 February, 18:00 in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Visual recycling guide to Leith's communal bins

One of our followers was looking for a more visual recycling guide for Edinburgh’s communal bins. We couldn't find any so we made one. Feel free to use it.

The information about Seafield Household Waste Recycling Centre and bulky items uplift are part of our Sunshine booklet we made for our Flyspotting campaign for Zero Waste Leith. You can download the booklet here.

Here’s a comprehensive list about what you can take to the household waste recycling centres. And you can find information on recycling boxes here. This is Changeworks’ handy guide on how to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle household items. If you're looking for something very specific e.g.crockery recycling visit this website.

Bonfire Amnesty Day

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Announcement by Police Scotland, The City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service:

Do you have bulky items in your stairwell or communal areas that you need to get rid of?

If so, you can dispose of it, free of charge, at one of our four bulky waste containers.

The containers will be on site at the following locations on Friday 2 November 2018 - 9am-3pm

  • Cables Wynd House

  • The Quilts (end of West Bowling Green Street)

  • Loganlea Play Park, Loganlea Avenue

  • Niddrie Marischal Crescent

Leith Market Sustainability Day

Yesterday we had a stall at Leith Market’s Sustainability Day to launch our Pukemons campaign.

The Pukemons (from left to right): Boaki, Yukki, Ikki, Sicki and Slimi

The Pukemons (from left to right): Boaki, Yukki, Ikki, Sicki and Slimi

We also handed out Poo Fighters badges to promote responsible dog ownership (i.e. picking up and binning their dog’s poo).

One of our four-legged supporters proudly wearing the Poo Fighters badge.

One of our four-legged supporters proudly wearing the Poo Fighters badge.

We also promoted our Adopt A Street programme and gave away Sunshine booklets from our Flyspotting campaign.

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100 things you can do to save the planet

100 things you can do to save the planet

In the last few days you've probably heard the alarming reports in the news about climate change and that we have only 12 years left to fix it.

It can all make us feel overwhelmed and helpless so it's time to re-post this list we wrote two years ago with 100 things you can do to help instead of just posting sad face emojis.