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.