Fyne Futures : making Bute a better place to live
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Great place-making activities from our members
COPE is responding to the needs of the island community of Shetland and specifically overcoming employment barriers for those who are disabled or living with learning difficulties. They run four different social enterprises including Shetland Home Co which supports reuse and recycling.
The Edinburgh Remakery is committed to building a stronger community by helping those who need it most. They operate a community repair service run on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis whilst their work repairing IT equipment has enabled them to provide free laptops to refugees living in the city.
Miixer in Dunbar is championing a local circular economy working in partnership with East Lothian Council to collect items from “zero waste sheds” at recycling centres and then sell them in their shops. They have created 10 full time jobs at or above the living wage which further supports their local community.
Changeworks is running Zero Waste Leith which has delivered a strong campaign on the issue of fly-tipping, taking inspiration from the film Trainspotting which was filmed in Leith. Early results showed an impressive 47% reduction in fly-tipping following the campaign.