Swap shop boutiques are just one of the ways R:evolve Recycle help to reduce textiles being sent to landfill. Image: R:evolve Recycle

Learn more about Climate Challenge Fund projects tackling carbon emissions caused by waste through reducing, reusing and recycling.

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has supported projects that have aimed to reduce carbon emissions caused by waste of resources. Projects have worked to reduce over-consumption, encourage the reuse of items, extend the life of everyday items through repair and maintenance and promote recycling of materials.

You can find out more about CCF projects involving waste below.

Repair Cafe Glasgow

Repair Cafe Glasgow saved a wide variety of items from landfill by offering Repair Cafe sessions at locations including Kinning Park Complex. The project also helped the community to develop practical DIY skills so they could fix their own possessions and learn more about climate change.

Education & Training in Climate Literacy

The Education and Training in Climate Literacy project is run by Forward Coupar Angus and is helping to improve knowledge of climate change and low carbon choices in Coupar Angus. In addition to a Re-Use shop helping to reduce carbon emissions by tackling waste, the project includes initiatives to increase the amount of food grown locally and a variety of support to encourage cycling.

Transition Stirling Tool Library

The Transition Stirling Tool Library works just like an ordinary library, except instead of borrowing books, all sorts of tools and other equipment are available to borrow. This project ran Repair Cafe events, where a variety of items including tools and electronic equipment could be repaired for free. It also ran workshops on furniture refurbishment, sewing, mending, growing, cooking, foraging and more. The Tool Library continues and further information can be found here.

R:evolve Recycle

R:evolve Recycle - run by Lightburn Elderly Association. This intergenerational project in Cambuslang and Rutherglen sees the older generation sharing skills to help the community repair, upcycle or swap clothes to reduce the amount of textiles landfilled. The project was pleased to welcome the First Minister to their premises to learn more about their work. Find out more in the case study here.

Energy Savers - Train to Gain project

This project provided workshops and classes to help the local community reduce carbon emissions through saving energy, reducing waste and growing their own food. Creative workshops and classes helped the community to tackle waste. And Outreach, training and events ran across Sutherland, including Energy Cafes where staff advised community members about energy saving measures. Find out more about Lairg and District Learning Centre here.


Beith Big Swap

Run by Beith Community Development Trust. A three year project that helped sports clubs and teams in Beith kick the carbon habit by reusing sports kit, washing and drying kit more efficiently and swapping single occupancy car trips to matches for lift sharing, walking and cycling.

View the case study here.

R:evolve Recycle

Lightburn Elderly Association Project ran the R:evolve Recycle project in Cambuslang and Rutherglen. This intergenerational project involved the older generation sharing skills to help the community repair, upcycle or swap clothes to reduce the amount of textiles landfilled.

View the case study here.

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