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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Stupidly Simple - Episode 4

We can all help to create a greener Scotland by reducing, reusing and recycling. Greener living is more than an investment in a cleaner, greener future – we can also work together to make a positive impact right now.

By reducing waste, choosing goods that last and recycling those things we can’t reuse or repair, we can all make a real difference to the environment we share.

As waste breaks down in landfill it releases gases that play a part in climate change – and some waste, like certain kinds of plastic, never disappears.

Each Scottish household generates more than a tonne of waste every year, but much of it could be reduced, reused or recycled to help create a cleaner and greener Scotland.

We can also make a huge difference (and save up to £470 a year) by taking steps to reduce food waste.


Recylable tins, glass and cardboard

Make a difference


Do your bit to help protect Scotland's natural environment - for yourself and each other.



Learn how to save resources and reduce waste to protect our environment.

Find out how you can reuse lots of items to make the most of resources.

Recycle as much as possible to give materials another life.

Can you give things another life?

Now you know why to reduce, reuse and recycle, try your hand at our Rapid Recycler game.

Start My Greener Plan

You can make a start on your Greener Plan by answering a few short questions.

Let’s go greener together

Get greener advice

Call the Greener Scotland Advice Line.