• Recycling

    Recycling News

    Did you know that you can recycle used pens, green and white milk bottle tops, empty blister packs and broken and unused spectacles (but not their cases)? Just drop them in at the Community larder at the Volunteer Hall. Please make sure the milk bottle tops have been washed.

  • Events,  Recycling

    Make do and Mend event May 16th

    Make Do & Mend 7-9pm Monday May 16th Duns Volunteer Hall On Monday 16th May, Greener Duns held its first ever event. We wanted to find out what appetite there is in Duns for repairing and upcycling stuff. What we did Identified people already involved in repairing and the circular economy and asked them to join us. We did lots of planning, booked the venue, baked cakes and publicised via Facebook, Instagram, posters and fliers around the area, and a Radio Borders interview. Who came About 60 – half Greener Duns members and family and stand holders, half members of the public. Speakers All the speakers were very engaging and…

  • Recycling

    Greener Duns recycling survey

        Recycling survey finds confusion and waste Household recycling is still causing confusion in Berwickshire, decades after the service was first introduced in the Scottish Borders. The result is that rubbish is ending up as waste when it could be recycled. A survey last week by the environmental group Greener Duns found that almost 20% of householders are unsure about which everyday items can be put in their kerbside recycling bins. “We found that people know about recycling items such as paper, cardboard, tins and plastic bottles, but don’t know, for instance, that they can recycle plastic carrier bags or plastic film from food trays,” said Greener Duns chair,…