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Passing It On Programmes

In 2013, Too Good to Waste: Passing It On returned to our screens in three parts. During this second series, we revisited Kaye Adams, Fred MacAulay, Shereen Nanjiani, Stephen Purdon, Chick Young, Des McLean and Julie Hannah, to find out if they have changed their ways or if they are still wasters.

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Calculations

Reducing your carbon impact helps to build a cleaner, greener, healthier Scotland.

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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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From farm to fork

When we waste food, it’s not the only resource that's lost. We also waste the energy, fuel, water and time that it took to grow, harvest, store, transport and cook the food.

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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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Farmers' Markets

Shopping at a farmers market means buying direct and is a great way to buy in season, local foods at their freshest.

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Grants and funding

If you opt for an electric vehicle, you could receive a grant to help buy it as well as install a home chargepoint.

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Greener driving

Learn how you can drive smarter and choose different ways to drive to save money and help make Scotland a cleaner, greener place.

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Heating systems

You may be able to save money by making your central heating system more efficient.

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Insulation

If your energy bills are rising, it makes more sense than ever to insulate your home.

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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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Generating your own power

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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Using your home energy well

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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