Empowered Communities
Sep18

Empowered Communities

Fyne Futures were invited, as part of Scottish Islands Federation, to attend a learning exchange and conference on the beautiful islands of Orkney.  The visit proved to be inspiring, educational and provided many lessons on what can be achieved when communities are empowered. A packed week of business meetings, community visits and cultural events ensured that the representatives from across the European continent gained fantastic...

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Sandy Ogilvie joins Fyne Futures
Aug02

Sandy Ogilvie joins Fyne Futures

We are really please to welcome Sandy Ogilvie to the team as our new Marketing & Sales Leader.  It’s been a whirlwind start with tour of Recycling, Bute Produce, introduction to Car Bute members all before close of business on Monday.  Tuesday, we had a great day which included filming at ReStyle, thanks to the impromptu ‘extras’ who took part.  The film is to celebrate 100 Revolve accredited reuse stores in...

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Our Community Our Environment Our Actions
Jul04

Our Community Our Environment Our Actions

It is over 12 years since Fyne Futures was constituted, born from Bute Waste Watchers, the enterprise has grown from offering recycling of can to provision of a range of low carbon services and products. Isle of Bute has seen many improvements and advances, and a few challenges, over the last decade which have contributed to reduction of our carbon footprint.  Housing standards have improved, with increased energy efficiency and use...

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Recycling deconstructed!
Apr17

Recycling deconstructed!

Recycling is not hard but it can be confusing – we know this because many of the questions we receive are about what material goes into what bin?  This is especially true for visitors to Bute, who may have a completely different recycling service at home.  There is also the huge variety of packaging that comes with our purchases.  Recycling is our full time job, but it doesn’t have to be yours.  We hope to help you to help...

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Consider and Be Considerate
Jan17

Consider and Be Considerate

Moving Towards a Zero Waste Bute is an ambitious plan to benefit our community with improved amenity, reduced costs and sustainable jobs.  There have. over the last year. been many rewarding moments which have been shared through this blog and other media along the way.  Recycling rates are up 30%, reuse in business and domestic settings has become part of how we think with many tonnes diverted back into our community, and sharing...

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Ardbeg Recycling
Jan11

Ardbeg Recycling

Dark o’clock and neighbours are setting out their recycling bins and bags around Ardbeg.  With the wild weather, there is evidence of wind blown materials, so nice to see people taking the time to change it from litter back into recycling with a quick pick up and into the nearest bag or bin.  A bit of consideration is what makes our community!  

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