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Waste Free Edinburgh Changeworks Booklet

Waste Free Edinburgh Changeworks Booklet

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Published by Jamie Hall

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Published by: Jamie Hall on Jan 17, 2011
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7 to10kg
Waste saved per year, or each time you donate*
 Join the South Edinburgh Challenge
The challenge is simple - put 10% less waste in your bin.
If every household reduces what they throw away by 2kg each week,the weight of two regular bags of sugar, we’ll have met the challenge.
Some examples of reducing waste:
Many of the simple choices you make will give you other benefits too.The colour symbols throughout the booklet show you these at a glance: 
Aim for the stars!
 As you progress through the booklet, tick off the actions you’vecompleted to keep track of how well you are doing. To reduce your wastethe most, complete the ‘star’ actions.We’ll know how successful we’ve been by comparing the total weight of waste collected in south Edinburgh from June until December 2010 withwaste produced during the same months in 2009. We’ll also comparethese amounts with waste collected in other parts of the city that are notinvolved in this challenge.Together, the communities in south Edinburgh will take the first steps to a
Waste Free Edinburgh
and a better environment for us all. Your effortswill really make a difference. Ready to get started? Read on…More money inour pocketsLess clutter in our lives A cleaner andhealthier environmentHappier peopleThrowing money in the binDoor mats crowdedwith unwanted mailA dirtyenvironmentOverflowingbinssaves you moneyhelps your communityhelps the environmentsaves you time
Stopunwanted mail Donate bag of clothes tocharity Sell/give away old computer Start homecomposting 
Start using real nappies
And they all have afeel-good factor too!
Less climatepollutionClimate pollutionincreasesThings with value thrownaway rather thangiven to others
Imagine an Edinburghwithout waste…
OR let things continue as they are...
The choice is ours. Join theSouth Edinburgh Challenge to reduce the waste we put in our bins.
Already ticking the boxes?
In the home
Too Good to Waste
- Check out this A to Z guide of toptips, handy hints and invaluable information about reducing,reusing and recycling household waste. To get your copy seepage 16 or use the online version at:http://changeworks.interactive.co.uk/tgtw/frameset.html
I didn’ t think I wasted food until I took part inKitchen Canny. It shocked me but helped me too.
- Simon, Bruntsfield.
Did you know...
650 pieces of unwanted mailare posted through the average British letterboxeach year. This isn’t just annoying, it also usesvaluable resources and takes up space in our bins.
(Source: www.stopjunkmail.org.uk)
Did you know...
 Over £1 billion worthof food is wasted byus Scots each year. That’s an average of £430 per household!
(Source: www.infoscotland.com/gogreener)
Stop unwanted mail and reclaim your doorstep.
When you buy items using the internet or catalogues,choose not to receive promotional material. Ask companies that send you mail to remove youfrom their mailing list. Sign up with the Mailing Preference Service to makesure you only get the mail you want. See page 17. To prevent most non-addressed mail, contact RoyalMail to opt out of their door-to-door service. Seepage 17.
Avoid food waste and save money.
Make a packed lunch instead of buying a packagedlunch - this could save you up to £300 a year.Use leftovers to make meals the following day andstore in reuseable containers to save using cling filmor foil.Get Kitchen Canny - plan your meals for the weekand buy only the food you need. To get a KitchenCanny kit see page 16.Check out www.wasteawarelovefood.org.uk for information about reducing your food waste.

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