Refuse, Reduce and Reuse – the best solutions
Feb19

Refuse, Reduce and Reuse – the best solutions

And then recycle! “On 1st January 2018, China’s implementation of a ban on importing waste cast a spotlight on the ineffectual and hugely problematic system of waste disposal globally. Western countries have for too long been exploiting a system of dumping waste in developing countries, mostly in Asia. Now that these countries are rightly saying no more, we are witnessing an increase in incineration and open burning of waste, as...

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Teaching To Support A Local Economy
Aug02

Teaching To Support A Local Economy

A very important part of the work we do at Fyne Futures involves education. This comes in many forms; working directly with local schools and nurseries to teach about our environment, on the job training for our employees and volunteers, offering public talks to community groups. As part of our ongoing ‘Carbon Free Food’ project, and in co-operation with Incredible Edible Bute, we were recently fortunate enough to offer...

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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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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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Call for volunteers!
Feb21

Call for volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers to support our recycling materials recovery operation.  Recycling volumes have increased by 30% over the last few months.  This is great news for the environment!  Volunteering with our recycling team is a wonderful way to support the goal of Zero Waste Bute. Volunteering at our Recycling Centre could help you learn and develop knowledge and skills useful to gaining paid employment.  Why not pop in for a...

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