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Many local authorities in Scotland now offer food waste recycling with street bin collection.

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How to stop wasting food

There are lots of simple things we can do to cut down on wasted food and drink. Take the tour or choose where to start.

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Why reduce food waste?

Did you know that avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household in Scotland around £470 a year?

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Avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household £470 annually. That’s at least £40 a month you could save.

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Eating greener links and resources

A few useful resources and links to help you eat greener.

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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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In season food calendar

Our at-a-glance in season food calendar is a great way to see what’s tasty and in season in Scotland month by month.

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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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Active travel

The day-to-day travel decisions you make can have a real impact on making Scotland a cleaner, greener place to live – and they could also help you to be fitter, healthier, happier and wealthier.

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Home energy links and resources

Heat your home for less – all year round. These resources offer advice and help that can lead to big savings.

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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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Case Studies

Home Energy Scotland from the Scottish Government helps Scots across the country to stay warm each winter. Read our case studies to find out more. 

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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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