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Too Good to Waste 2012 Video Diaries

Video diaries from Too Good to Waste.

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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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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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Renewable Heat Incentive

Financial support for renewable heating systems.

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Feed In Tariffs

Be paid for the energy you generate but do not use.

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Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland Area based

There are a range of schemes available based on your postcode.

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Warmer Homes Scotland

Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help vulnerable people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures.

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Advice and grants

Give Home Energy Scotland a call on 0808 808 2282 or find out more about some of the schemes and support that could be available to you in this section.

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Generate your own power at home

As well as saving energy it is worth thinking about whether you can generate your own power.

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Buying energy efficient appliances

When it’s time to replace white goods or other electrical equipment, choosing energy efficient appliances will save you money.

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Save on home energy usage

Everyone wants a cosy and warm home without paying too much on your energy bills. There are steps we can all take, some big (replacing your boiler or improving insulation) and some small (using energy efficient appliances or not using standby) to save energy and money to create a cleaner, greener Scotland.

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Reducing your waste

When it comes to minimising the impact of consumption on Scotland's environment, the best place to start is by trying to reduce what we use.

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