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Active Travel: Keeping your new year's resolutions on track

New year’s resolutions are a traditional part of welcoming in a fresh calendar year. They offer people th...

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Keeping your home warm this winter

It’s beginning to look a lot like… winter. What we tentatively call summer has drifted away, the mornings and nights are getting dark and the shops are already stocking up on Christmas stuff.

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Finding local, in season food where you live

It's March, which means a huge range of in season fruit and vegetables will

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The Heist

How you can help smash and grab £1 billion from the food bin Here’s the challenge. Scotl...

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Extras

Extra scenes from Too Good to Waste.

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Passing It On Extras

Extra scenes from Passing It On, the second series of Too Good to Waste.

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Passing It On Programmes

In 2013, Too Good to Waste: Passing It On returned to our screens in three parts. During this second series, we revisited Kaye Adams, Fred MacAulay, Shereen Nanjiani, Stephen Purdon, Chick Young, Des McLean and Julie Hannah, to find out if they have changed their ways or if they are still wasters.

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Interest Free Loan with 25% Cash Back Scheme

Interest free loans of up to £15,000 for home energy improvements. For a limited time homeowners can also receive 25% of their loan (up to a maximum of £3750) in cash back once the measure has been installed.

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Welcome to Greener Scotland

Tackling climate change can seem like a daunting one, but a series of small, simple changes in your everyday routine can help.

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Calculations

Reducing your carbon impact helps to build a cleaner, greener, healthier Scotland.

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Materials you can recycle

Recycling a wide range of materials is easier than ever and a great step towards a greener lifestyle. There are lots of ways to recycle more household items, more often.

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Recycling

For a cleaner, greener Scotland, we should reduce and reuse all we can. For those things we can't find a new use for, it's never been easier to recycle a whole range of materials.

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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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Composting food waste

Some of the food we throw away is unavoidable - food we can't eat like banana skins, peelings, teabags, bones, or eggshells.

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Why reduce food waste?

Did you know that avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household in Scotland around £470 a year?

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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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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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