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We can do so much if we do it together. Watch our videos to find out what could happen if everyone in Scotland joined together to live a greener lifestyle.

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From farm to fork

When we waste food, it’s not the only resource that's lost. We also waste the energy, fuel, water and time that it took to grow, harvest, store, transport and cook the food.

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Food waste facts

We’ve rounded up some food waste facts and statistics to put into perspective the scale of the problem and show how recycling food waste can really make a difference.

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Food waste recycling in your area

Many local authorities in Scotland now offer food waste recycling with street bin collection. Find out here if yours does.

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Shop smarter

Avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household £470 annually. That’s at least £40 a month you could save.

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Eating greener links and resources

A few useful resources and links to help you eat greener.

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Types of food

By reducing our food waste, we could enjoy more of the food we buy and save up to £470 a year in the process.

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In season food calendar

Our at-a-glance in season food calendar is a great way to see what’s tasty and in season in Scotland month by month.

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Farm produce box schemes

Buying produce direct from a farm means tasty, fresh produce. Boxes contain a selection of in season vegetables and sometimes it’s possible to add fruit and fresh eggs to an order.

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Grow your own food

Growing your own means fruit, veg and herbs for less. A little outlay is needed to get started, but growing your own food can help to cut down on food miles, trips to the shops and wasteful packaging. It can also be very satisfying.

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Farmers' Markets

Shopping at a farmers market means buying direct and is a great way to buy in season, local foods at their freshest.

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Choosing to eat greener

We can all do our bit to help make Scotland a cleaner and greener place to live. And eating greener is a great place to begin.

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Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

We love spring! This bright and uplifting season gives us longer days, warmer weather and blooming trees, n...

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How shopping at Farmers’ Markets can make your mealtimes happier

Supermarket shopping can at times be bamboozling. Trying to figure out where products have originated from ...

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Growing the christmas dinner at school

Lochgilphead Joint Campus came up with a novel and green project this year – the school decided t...

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Mark Greenaway helps us to dish up Christmas with a Greener twist

Here at Greener Scotland, we’ve teamed up with Scottish celebrity chef Mark Greenaway to help people plan...

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Mark Greenaway's blackened mackerel with a salad of orange segments and beetroot pickled shallots

To have a healthy balanced diet we should be eating at least two portions of fresh fish a week including on...

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Scottish Food & Drink fortnight - 16 days of the very best of Scottish food and drink!

Sophie Fraser, Communications & Marketing Manager at Scotland Food and Drink, talks about Scottish ...

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52 Ways to go Greener

The Scottish Government’s Greener Together campaign encourages everyone to ‘go greener together’ so t...

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