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Our Impact

Can you help us create a world without waste?

Since 2013 we have…

  • Saved over 1,700 tonnes of carbon from being added to the atmosphere. That’s the equivalent of 11,000 flights from Edinburgh to London
  • Supported hundreds of volunteers to gain new skills and confidence
  • Educated thousands of people in Edinburgh to repair and reuse things instead of needlessly throwing them away
  • Created a special community and friendships that will last a lifetime

Together, we are creating a world without waste. As a charity, we rely on grants and fundraising to keep going.

From left to right: someone working on a bike at the Wee Spoke Hub, members having a coffee in the cafe, one of our volunteers sorting clothes in the swapshop

Over the years, our community has worked tirelessly to reduce waste on all fronts

  • We’ve put thousands and thousands of good things back to use through our Swapshop and Fresher’s Freeshops.
  • Food Sharing Edinburgh has saved mountains of food from an unnecessary fate in the bin and opened Scotland’s first rescued food shop!
  • Our events and workshops team have upskilled the community to repair their belongings and educated people about sustainable fashion.
  • The Wee Spoke Hub has helped hundreds of people fix their bikes to give them back their independence and reduce transport emissions.

From left to right: a selection of foodstuffs from Food Sharing Hub, someone working on their bike at The Wee Spoke Hub, members posing outside Zero Waste Hub


Here's what our community has to say

SHRUB Coop is supported through a combination of grant funding and generous donations from our community. We’re grateful for all their support. Find out more about our grant funders by clicking on the logos above.