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Too Good to Waste 2012 Video Diaries

Video diaries from Too Good to Waste.

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Too Good to Waste 2012 Programmes

Eight of the nation’s favourite celebrities make some surprising discoveries about their waste and how much it costs them. Watch our double acts go greener together – and see how much some expert advice can save them each year.

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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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Too Good to Waste

Greener living helps to make Scotland a cleaner, healthier and better place to live. Tackling our wasteful ways is just one area where we can improve – whether it’s keeping the heat in, cutting food waste or curbing fuel costs.

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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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How does recycling work?

Innovations in technology mean that today’s recycling processes are highly sophisticated.

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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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Businesses and food waste

It’s not only Scotland’s households that can reduce their food and drink waste to save money and help the environment; the law now requires most food businesses to separate their food waste too.

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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 all throw more food away than we should. We buy more food than we need, then cook or prepare portions that we can’t finish.

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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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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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Electric Vehicles FAQ

Check this page for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about electric vehicles and low-carbon driving.

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Grants and funding

If you opt for an electric vehicle, you could receive a grant to help buy it as well as install a home chargepoint.

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Different types of vehicle

An electric vehicle (EV) is one powered – in full or in part – by a battery that plugs directly into mains electricity. 

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Greener driving

Learn how you can drive smarter and choose different ways to drive to save money and help make Scotland a cleaner, greener place.

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Heating systems

You may be able to save money by making your central heating system more efficient.

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