Purple Powered Solar Sunday

One of the highlights of our project was our Purple Powered Social Sunday that we ran in conjunction with campaigning organization 10/10 and our Waste Not Want project.

Tasked with honoring the memory of the musician Prince, 10/10 decided to pick a range of organisations around the UK that were working for environmental or social justice and to support their work by raising money to buy them solar panels. (more…)

KPCouture at Kelvingrove museum

On Saturday 24th March 2018 the Waste Not Want team attended the Kelvingrove Museums WWF Earth Hour event which is part of a yearly global campaign to raise awareness of conserving energy and how everyone can help tackle climate change. As part of our project we have been re-purposing plastic and textiles from the Kinning Park Complex. We took along our plastic shredder and samples of the different types of plastic that we use to make accessories. Launching our fashion brand KPCouture as a way to encourage conversation around sustainable fashion (more…)

Meal & Mend Event

Sunday 11th March was a special Social Sunday for us! We hosted a Meal & Mend Event inviting people to bring a piece of clothing they love in need of repairing. We invited a team of skilled embroiderers along to teach visible mending techniques to visitors while having a delicious lunch served by the KPCafe team. (more…)

Glasgow Goes Green Week at Glasgow School of Art

A festival promoting local and sustainable lifestyle, we were delighted to host a stall and drop-in workshop at this years Glasgow Goes Green event organised by Sustainable Strathclyde.  Glasgow School of Art's student union was full of local social enterprises, community groups, charities and university societies demonstrating their environmentally aware projects and ventures. (more…)

4 week sustainable sewing workshop

Our Artist in Residence Elena Mary Harris hosted  4 weekly evening sustainable sewing workshops this year. As part of our KPCouture clothing range Elena created a patchwork t-shirt from textile scraps. As part of our ethos to share our skills with others this course offered those with no sewing skills to experienced sewers a chance to learn how to make their own KPCouture patchwork t-shirt. (more…)

Glasgow Sustainable Food Mapping App

Here at KPC we’re very proud of the work of the Waste Not Want team and the work of our volunteers in particular. However nothing has made our more proud than the collaboration between the Waste Not Want and the amazing Code Your Future organisation. (more…)

carbon targets

aiming for zero waste

together, with a waste not want attitude we can achieve our zero waste targets on every waste bin

20000

electronics

40000

paper

22000

glass

33000

textiles

55000

food

28000

plastics

Peter

Peter Morton happened across the Waste Not Want Project when he came to Kinning Park for a film screening, and realised he had a whole plethora of skills to contribute. Peter has forty plus years in the technology industry, and volunteers at the repair café on a Sunday. The repair café aims to fix and upgrade faulty electrical equipment for those unable to afford expensive repairs. (more…)

Rago

Rago Gurmu has been volunteering at Kinning Park Complex for two years, and is massively involved with the Waste Not Want Project. Rago also volunteers with Govan Community Project, running their Men’s Group. Since volunteering with Kinning Park, Rago has been involved with many projects; the collection and repairing of bikes, the electronics repair café, assistance with the maintenance of the building, and helping organise the fare share food that comes in. (more…)