Waste category winner and shortlisted nominees

We are delighted to share details of the winner and projects shortlisted in the CCF Awards Waste Category.

We congratulate the winner of the CCF Awards Waste Category - The Edinburgh Creative Reuse Hub, run by The Swap and Reuse Hub Co-operative, City of Edinburgh

This low carbon project was led by the student community in Edinburgh, to increase awareness on sustainability issues and solutions and to create ways for the community to make big carbon savings. Based at the SHRUB Coop, 13 Guthrie Street, the social hub provided inspiration for low-carbon lifestyles. Activities included a SwapShop, regular upcycling workshops, a food sharing network, bike maintenance workshops and educational events with many volunteering opportunities, all aimed towards building a low carbon circular economy in the heart of the city.

CCF Awards Panel summary of winner: The Edinburgh Creative Reuse Hub showcased excellent and innovative participative approaches to governance and project delivery, building community capacity and working collaboratively with numerous partners to maximise impact.

We were pleased to speak with Olivia Nathan and David Somervell who told us more about the project and what it felt like to win the award.

We commend the shortlisted nominees 

R:evolve Recycle, Lightburn Elderly Association Project, South Lanarkshire

This inter-generational project utilised the skills of the older generation to help reduce clothes and textiles being sent to landfill by providing a platform where people could trade, mend and alter their clothes and furniture completely free of charge. The project also included a number of initiatives, developed and facilitated by local volunteers; a chain of swap shop boutiques; furniture, textile repair and upcycling workshops and an education programme for schools.

(Still) too good to waste, Greener Kirkcaldy, Fife

Greener Kirkcaldy helped cut local carbon emissions by reducing the amount of household items and food waste sent to landfill. The (Still) too good to waste project carried out programmes of practical events and workshops in the community including the chance to develop repair, maintenance and upcycling skills. This was backed up by community-based social marketing activities and engagement with other local community groups, plus the creation of a ‘Library of Things’ and the ‘Kirkcaldy Reuse and Repair Guide.’


You can see slides giving an overview of all projects nominated in this category here.


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