We are delighted to publish our 2019 Impact Report titled “LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO THE GLOBAL CLIMATE EMERGENCY”. This sets out how the community resources sector is delivering a more circular economy in Scotland.
You will see from this report that our sector is working hard to bring many valuable and inter-connected environmental, social, economic and community benefits. #
We have also commissioned four spotlight videos which demonstrate how our members are caring for the Planet, People, Pounds and Place which we are pleased to share below.
Over the last year CRNS members have:
• PLANET – Diverted over 37,000 tonnes of valuable resources from landfill, saving an estimated 75,000 tonnes of CO2. Through environmental education work our members are also enabling significant behaviour change in their local communities.
• PEOPLE – Helped overcome employment barriers, with over 1,000 jobs, and 5,500 placement and volunteer opportunities. Furniture reuse shops, starter packs, community fridges and foodbanks are all helping alleviate poverty and tackle homelessness.
• POUNDS – Provided valuable contributions to the local and national economy with a combined turnover of £75million. The CRNS Reuse Consortium has achieved the significant milestone of £1million traded income since it was launched in late 2016.
• PLACE – Responded to the unique needs of local communities across all 32 Scottish local authority areas, whether in the rural Highlands, a remote island community or one of our major cities. For change to be sustainable it must be grounded at the local community level.
The purpose of this report is to highlight how the community resources sector is responding to these global and national priorities at the local level.