European Week of Waste Reduction
Nov09

European Week of Waste Reduction

This November will be busy on Bute. Between the 18th and 26th November Fyne Futures will be taking part in European Week of Waste Reduction (EWWR). Our team will be laying on a demonstration of the best way to recycle and the importance of efficient reuse. Our team at Bute Produce will be running the Master Composter Training workshop on the 22nd and 23rd- a two day training course that explains the science behind composting and gives...

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Rothesay to see Future Growth
Oct31

Rothesay to see Future Growth

  This week Fyne Futures received news of a successful grant application that will allow an exciting project to be delivered. The project, entitled ‘Future Growth’ is funded in part by the Health and Wellbeing Fund and aims to deliver an equal opportunity training program, encouraging participants to learn about growing fruit and vegetables and the health benefits associated with horticulture. The training is due to begin in...

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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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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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You won’t believe how much…
Dec18

You won’t believe how much…

You won’t believe how much food waste we are diverting from landfill through our Climate Challenge funded Bute 360 Food Project. The household food waste collection service is performing very well, with an average 32 households taking part each week; representing a presentation rate of 62.74% of the 51 households taking part in the pilot.  We are collecting an average 78.47 kg of food waste from each weekly collection.  That...

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Bute 360 Food Chain
Jul28

Bute 360 Food Chain

April was the launch of Bute 360 Supply Chain project, funded by Climate Challenge Fund.  The project will take a look at how we can have a “closed loop” system for fresh local produce.  The very wet and cold spring have had their impact on the project however a lot has been achieved during the first 3 months. Composting area set up Grow Your Own Workshops New work-based trainees recruited And lots of learning April was...

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