New Case Study: Data Collection at the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Running since 2009, the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days occur at the end of each Edinburgh Festival Fringe season, and provide an opportunity for those performing individuals and production companies to donate any materials from their Fringe run that they no longer need or cannot take with them when leaving Edinburgh. Hosted in Fringe Central, all donated materials are free to be taken away by anyone visiting the space, with all remaining set/props/costumes/paper recycled at the end of the second day.

This year, we used the following forms of data gathering at the Reuse and Recycle Days-

  • Questionnaires completed by those donating materials to the event
  • Photo and video documentation
  • Figures displaying the amount and weight of materials collected by our recycling provider ScotWaste

In the past, data collection at the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days has enabled venues to confidently reduce their print runs, as 12 tonnes of unused print was collected in 2011.

Read more about data collection in our case study here.

Image: Julien Pearly

The post New Case Study: Data Collection at the Fringe Reuse and Recycle Days appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.


Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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