Category: Archived Blog

The Big Pick is back!

[ October 29, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ZWD is working with Simon Glover to run another ‘Big Pick’ event.

The ‘Big Pick’ is the brain child of Simon Glover who is researching and trialing ways our locality could benefit more from our waste.

London Fashion Week 2017 – Here we come!

Fact fashion 
In the UK, garments have an estimated life span of just two years and three months. Data from Zero Waste Scotland reveals that the average Scottish household owns around £4,000 worth of clothes, but wears only 70% of that each year – most commonly because it […]

Congratulations Innerwick Primary School!

FANTASTIC NEWS! Innerwick Primary has WON the CRNS (Community Resources Network Scotland) competition called The Next Big Idea which called for schools to think of the next initiative that Scotland could adopt to reduce waste. They have won £500 for their school and will be presenting their winning idea when they collect their prize in […]

I can trace back why I am in the job I am today …

Hello, I am an Education Officer for the Zero Waste Town Project.
I can trace back why I am in the job I am today to a teacher and an astronaut and sadly I do not remember either of their names but their impact has inspired the course of my life.
When I was 12/13 I had […]

A Family Project

Are you up for taking the Zero Waste Challenge?
We are looking for families living in the Dunbar District who are keen to give it a go and to write a regular blog about your experience.
Let us know here or by private message or by email:

This Summer the Zero Waste Town Project team has been out and about with our portable recycle bins to events and places in our Ward area. Whilst diverting rubbish to landfill by recycling we have also worked with all ages to raise awareness about recycling and started to ask the community to map where they think permanent recycle […]

That’s a lot of Nappies!

Did you know that the average cost of keeping a baby in disposable nappies for 2-3 years is £1,200 per baby.
Every day in the UK a staggering eight million disposable nappies are thrown away, inevitably ending up in landfill, where it is estimated they will take up to 500 years to break down.
Find out about […]

Recycling Week 2015

It’s recycle week this week and are out with our ‘Recycling on the Go’ bins to local schools to help them to sort, and if possible recycle, their waste in the playground.


Here we are at West Barns Primary at their assembly letting the children know all about recycle week to help support the great work […]

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Recycling on the Go

We are good to go! See you at most local events through the next few months 🙂

We are working with local event organisers to get an understanding of what sorts of waste their events generate and together find solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle this waste.
If you have an event coming up let us know.