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Ministers are being urged to give small stores a say in establishing how Scotland's deposit return scheme will work. Ministers are being urged to give small stores a say in establishing how Scotland's deposit return scheme will work.

Ministers are being urged to give small stores a say in establishing how Scotland's deposit return scheme will work.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has joined forces with the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland (APRS), which spearheaded the campaign for environmental initiative, to produce a list of asks for the Scottish Government. FSB policy Scotland policy chair Andrew McRae said these were designed to "ensure deposit return works well for some of Scotland's smallest businesses, from the corner shop to the micro-brewery". Scotland is the first part of the UK to bring in such a system as part of environmental efforts - with shoppers paying a 20p deposit when buying drinks in a plastic or glass bottle or a metal can, and getting their money back when returning them for recycling. APRS and the FSB are insisting small businesses must have "appropriate representation" on the board of any deposit return scheme operator.

Gear shift for Linlithgow bike recycling - Linlithgow Journal and Gazette. Linlithgow’s bike refurbishment group, 1st Step Bikes, has moved to a new, improved workshop at the Linlithgow Recycling Centre on Braehead Road.

Gear shift for Linlithgow bike recycling - Linlithgow Journal and Gazette

The project started at the Linlithgow police garages, where, thanks to a partnership with Police Scotland, it ran several training workshops helping people affected by addiction to learn how to refurbish donated bikes, gain valuable skills and make supportive friends. Over the last year, the volunteers have given refurbished bikes to people who needed them through the local Foodbank and also to the Linlithgow Syrian refugee Christmas appeal. Maria Throp, 1st Step’s development manager, said: “The new premises will make a huge difference to what our team can achieve in terms of providing support and training for people trying to get their lives back on track from addiction.

“It will also greatly increase the number of people and families that we are able to help. Recycling Centre Opening Hours from 27th May 2019. Second Hand Clothes Wholesale. Earn yourself a fortune by selling your junk: We're all guilty of hoarding things we don't use, so why not turn them into cash? A brand new year heralds a fresh start.

Earn yourself a fortune by selling your junk: We're all guilty of hoarding things we don't use, so why not turn them into cash?

So while your wallet recovers from the festive season's expenses, it's a good time to think about decluttering your home — and making some extra money. If you haven't cleared out your garage, spare room or attic for a while, it's likely to feature on your to-do list anyway. We are all guilty of hoarding things we don't use, so why not turn them into cash?

Throwing away belongings is becoming a thing of the past as recycling, vintage, retro and 'upcycling' (where you convert unwanted items into new things) become popular. You will be surprised at what people will buy — it doesn't need to be a treasured possession or an antique. You can then use the money to treat yourself or even to help with bills. Declutter and earn: One person's trash is another person's treasure so you might be surprised how much your unwanted items fetch. Kids on 45th just raised millions in seed funding to sell lightly used kids clothes — sight unseen. A seemingly endless number of startups has attracted funding in recent years to make life easier for people with money to spend.

Kids on 45th just raised millions in seed funding to sell lightly used kids clothes — sight unseen

They’re sold sell nice clothes, chic shoes, cool office space, on-demand car services, on-demand laundry services, on-demand cleaning services, anti-aging therapies. It goes on and on. Overlooked in the process is the overwhelmingly majority of Americans. Google, GM, and more than 300 other companies launch Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. Google, GM, Facebook, Walmart, Disney, and more than 300 other companies have launched the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), an organization that aims at making renewable energy purchases easier for large-scale buyers.

Google, GM, and more than 300 other companies launch Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

The alliance wants to create “a resilient carbon-free energy system where every organization has an easy and cost-effective path to buying renewable energy.” REBA has set a goal to “bring more than 60 gigawatts of new renewables online in United States by 2025,” which would have a serious impact on renewables in the country. To put that in perspective, that’s almost equivalent to the total solar capacity currently installed in the U.S. A REBA graph shows corporate renewable energy deals hit 6.53 GW in capacity last year, and almost 16 GW in the past five years. On-site generation and deals with operating plants were excluded from the count. Book a free furniture collection - donate furniture and electrical items -BHF. We collect all sorts of items Sofas, suites, armchairs Tables, chairs, desks, cabinets Beds and bedroom furniture TVs, Hi-Fis, washing machines, small electricals Valuable or specialist items - our dedicated team of experts will ensure that we receive the best resale value possible We can also collect bags of clothes, books, DVDs, toys and more at the same time.

Book a free furniture collection - donate furniture and electrical items -BHF

If you only have small items we also offer free collections of clothes, books and more. Booking your collection We sell donated items in our shops to raise funds for our life saving research. Where and How to Recycle.