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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The Value of Food Waste
Jul13

The Value of Food Waste

Every year in Scotland we throw away over 630,000 tonnes – or £1 billion worth – of food.  That’s £470 a year or £39 per month, for the average household. Zero Waste Bute is our vision.  Currently most food waste on Bute goes into general waste and then on to landfill.  We are going to change that!  Today is first day of our new food waste collection service. 50 households will participate in our pilot scheme....

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Bute Energy Audit
Apr23

Bute Energy Audit

Aside from all our wonderful environmental activities, goods and services, we love to get involved in working collaboratively with other islands in Scotland and across Europe.  2014 gave us such an opportunity.  You can find out what happened here.

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