Dunbar and district is Scotland’s first Zero Waste Area. The area was awarded this accolade in 2014 after the town and its community put in a proposal to compete with other places in Scotland to try and accelerate the achievement of Scotland Zero Waste Plan. The project is a concentrated drive to test how our area could reduce, reuse and recycle more to accelerate our progress towards achieving zero waste to landfill by 2015.

After winning this competition to become Scotland’s first Zero Waste Area, The Zero Waste Dunbar Team and the community have been working very hard with schools, businesses and householders to put their Zero Waste proposals into action.As part of this work, the project is collaborating with the Lammermuir Festival this year on their production of Noye’s Fluddle. The story of Noah’s Ark is being updated in this performance to focus in on consumerism and it's resulting waste and how to work towards a more sustainable future.

Zero Waste Dunbar Team are working with this production to assist them to sustainably source the items for their show and to help support the production to find ways to reduce waste and reuse and recycle items they have used when the performances end. They are also hoping to help to communicate the contemporary messages around waste and sustainable futures to the school children involved and the wider public as part of the collaboration.

Susan Carleton
Education and Community Officer
Zero Waste Town Project