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You can use these links to find out more about waste and other environmental issues in Scotland and the rest of the UK. A wide range of organisations can provide useful information and services to help you Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

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ActionAid Recycling - www.actionaidrecycling.org.uk
ActionAid Recycling collect empty printer, photocopier and fax cartridges, and unwanted mobile phones, and donate the profits to the charity ActionAid, who work with over 9 million of the world`s poorest people.
BEP Exchange Forum - www.exchange.thebep.org.uk
The Exchange Forum is a free service managed by the Business Environment Partnership to facilitate reuse and recycling of second hand office furniture and equipment.
Bits and Bobs Scrapstore - www.bitsandbobsscrapstore.org.uk
Bits and Bobs is a social enterprise that aims to create employment for people with disabilities in a recycling business and related environmentally friendly ventures. Bits and Bobs collects safe, clean waste materials such as paper, cork, fabric, paint and sticky back plastic from a wide variety of businesses across Edinburgh. These are then sorted and displayed to be picked up cheaply by our members at the scrapstore.
Bonnie-Babies - www.bonnie-babies.com
Bonnie-Babies, based in Dundee, provides nappy and baby products and helps newcomers to the world of reusable nappies to navigate their way through the range of nappies and related products available. Following testing at home, only nappies that Bonnie-Babies are happy to recommend appear on this site.
Cartridges4Charity - www.cartridges4charity.co.uk
Cartridges4Charity collect and recycle printer cartridges and mobile phones to raise funds for their charity partners.
Catalogue of Recycled Products (The) - www.recycledproduct.info
The Catalogue of Recycled Products provides useful, practical, objective information about recycled products.
Clever Baggers (The) - www.thecleverbaggers.co.uk
The Clever Baggers specialise in manufacturing, printing and selling cotton & canvas bags, tea towels and aprons printed with your logo.
Collect4School - www.collect4school.co.uk
Collect4School is a free printer cartridge recycling scheme which pays schools for cartridges that can be remanufactured.
Collect4Uni - www.collect4Uni.co.uk
Collect4Uni is a free printer cartridge recycling scheme for universities and further education establishments which pays the student organisations for cartridges that can be remanufactured.
Community Re>Paint - www.communityrepaint.org.uk
Community Re>Paint is a network of paint reuse schemes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, collecting leftover domestic paint from householders and the paint industry for redistribution to organisations and individuals in social need.
Computers For Charity - www.computersforcharity.org.uk
Computers For Charity is a voluntary organisation that collects IT equipment to be reused and re-distributed to help charitites, community groups and businesses.
Creative Waste Exchange - www.creativewasteexchange.org.uk
The Creative Waste Exchange, a project run in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire by Aberdeen Forward, collects materials from industry and commerce and makes them available to the community as a valuable, low cost resource.
Empty Cartridge - www.emptycartridge.co.uk
Empty Cartridge collect empty Laser and Inkjet printer cartridges for recycling from schools, colleges, charities, businesses and individuals throughout the UK.
Empty Inkjet Cartridge Fill Company - www.mfcopier.co.uk
National collection of used inkjet cartridges for recycling. Raise money for your charity or organization. Full prices posted on site.
free2collect - www.free2collect.co.uk
The free2collect site allows you to browse for unwanted items that you could reuse, or post your own items for others to take off your hands - and everything is free2collect.
free2take - www.free2take.net
The free2take website lets you exchange unwanted items free of charge so that they can be reused by others.
Freecycle (TM) - www.freecycle.org
The Freecycle Network (TM) provides individuals and non-profit organisations with an electronic forum to "recycle" unwanted items by donating them to others for Reuse.
Furniture Reuse Network - www.frn.org.uk
The FRN promotes the reuse of unwanted furniture and household effects for the alleviation of need, hardship, distress and poverty.
Go Green Bags - www.gogreenbags.com
Go Green Bags is a campaign in Fife and the surrounding area to encourage shoppers to carry a biodegradable bag.
GreenGonzo - www.greengonzo.com
GreenGonzo is an initiative that aims to reduce waste and promote the reuse of goods and materials. By registering for free, anyone can post adverts offering to give away things they no longer need, but may be of use to others. Anyone who wishes can use the search tool to find out what is being given away by people in their area.
More Than Furniture - www.morethanfurniture.org.uk
The More Than Furniture website gives you all the information you need to donate or get help from a furniture reuse project in Scotland.
rag-and-bone - www.rag-and-bone.co.uk
The modern, economical and effortless way to recycle unwanted, but still usable or repairable, large or bulky household items. Rather than disposing of them, you can advertise on rag-and-bone.co.uk and give them away to someone else who can make good use of them. Everything listed is free-of-charge on collection.
ReadItSwapIt - www.readitswapit.co.uk
Readitswapit is a free book exchange website that allows you to swap the books you don’t want for the second-hand books that you do.
Recycling Appeal - www.recyclingappeal.com
The Recycling Appeal collects and recycles used printer cartridges and mobile phones for charity.
redeem - www.redeemplc.com
redeem is the international leader in the recovery, recycling, buying and supplying of used printer cartridges and mobile phones. They specialise in providing substantial revenue streams to charities, NGOs, schools, community groups and commercial organisations.
Reuze - www.reuze.co.uk
Reuze aims to bring together the three parts of the recycling problem. Those with waste to recycle, organisations that reuse that waste and products made from recycled waste.
Scouts Appeal - www.scoutsappeal.com
A scheme, operated by redeem plc, that helps scout groups to raise cash by recycling printer cartridges, mobile phones and PDAs.
Second Opportunities - www.secondopportunities.org.uk
Second Opportunities provides a free or low cost furniture service to the homeless and to those below the poverty line, who can least afford furniture.
Spruce Carpet Tiles - www.sprucecarpettiles.co.uk
Spruce Carpet Tiles, sister company of Spruce Carpets, are a social enterprise who offer a supply and fit service for recycled carpet tiles. Carpet tiles that would otherwise have been sent to landfill are refurbished and sold, primarily to voluntary sector organisations.
Spruce Carpets - www.sprucecarpet.org.uk
Spruce Carpets accept donations of unwanted carpet in good condition, and supply good quality recycled carpet at affordable prices.
TheFreeBay.org - www.thefreebay.org
TheFreeBay.org is a portal for users to offer items that they no longer use or need for free to others who visit the site. This means that items that would otherwise gather dust or end up in a landfill are ‘recycled’ and put to use by others.
Unimobiles - www.unimobiles.com
Unimobiles is an online shop for refurbished mobile phones that also offers repair services.
Waste Aware Business - www.wasteawarebusiness.com
Any business based in Scotland can use the Waste Aware Business website and Business Recycling Directory to access information about local and national recycling and reuse services from a range of service providers.
WEEE Partnership (The) - www.weeep.org
The WEEE Partnership collects disused electrical and electronic equipment for repair, refurbishment or recycling and can arrange collections if you have several items for uplift, eg office IT equipment.
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