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Zero Waste

Zero Waste

What does Zero Waste mean?

It’s about reducing and preventing the waste we all produce

as we go about our daily lives.

Zero Waste means that we don’t send buckets of waste to the dump, or the sea,

or to be burnt in incinerators.


Over the next year, Penicuik Carbon Challenge will work with and support EH26 residents to learn more about how we can all make everyday changes to reduce the annual tonnage of ‘waste’ going to landfill. We will offer FIX-IT workshops and maintenance classes with IT, textiles, bikes, furniture, to support us to start to become a Zero Waste EH26 community

Interested? Please email:

It’s about redesigning the lifecycle of everything we use from: transport, to heat, to food, clothes, phones, and homes so that we are working towards eliminating wastes.

We need to find a way to reuse or recover everything we use.

Without damaging the land, the sea or the air

Zero Waste

The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of all products, packaging, and materials without burning them and without discharges to land, water or air that threaten the environment or human health

Definition adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)

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