Waste Management

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Waste is a big issue to our environment. We produce a massive amount of waste every day and then have to dispose of it somehow. We are getting better at recycling but there is still mileage to cover in becoming a sustainable culture.

Reducing the impact of waste operates at several different levels: beginning with prevention of waste in the first place; reducing the quantity of waste we produce; re-use where possible; and recycling. We work at all of these levels, raising awareness and delivering targeted educational sessions via schools, home visits and free, open access interactive cooking demonstrations to help households reduce the amount of food waste in home.

LEG currently runs a project funded by Zero Waste Scotland and is mainly focused on domestic waste issues. We work with schools and individuals to increase awareness of recycling facilities in Lochaber and food waste issues that face us everyday.