Sustainable Edinburgh

Check out our favourite local sustainable shops 1. The Eco Larder, Haymarket Got time to spare before your train from Haymarket? Pop into Edinburgh's first Zero Waste supermarket! The Eco Larder believes in planet & purpose ...

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Scottish EDGE Round 13

Last week, we were at the Scottish EDGE 13 Live Final and amongst the winners, we spotted some fantastic low carbon businesses!    As a previous Scottish EDGE Winner of Young EDGE and Wild Card EDGE, we were delighted to be at Round 13 as a sup ...

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Reducing your waste this Christmas

When you think of Christmas, you think of green and red... the tree, the Christmas lights, the Santa hats. But have you thought about how to actually be green?  Read on to find out how you can reduce your holiday waste this Festive Season and w ...

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GBEA Awards 2018

This month we were at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards! Our founder, Martina Zupan was up for the Young Entrepreneur award. We were so happy to see the award go to fellow entrepreneur Michael Harkins, founder of Turtle Pack. Congratulations Michael!  ...

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Shell LiveWIRE Winner

OUR FOUNDER, MARTINA ZUPAN WINS SHELL LiveWIRE AWARD Martina scoops £5,000 award for Alterwaste  The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future programme offers monthly start-up grants of £5,000, coaching and online business support to 16-30 year old ent ...

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards

Our founder, Martina Zupan was honoured to be awarded with an Entrepreneurial Spirit Award at the Converge Challenge this month, alongside two other fantastic female entrepreneurs, Saskia Goeres and Ruth McLaren.Martina said:"Running a start ...

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Packaging Innovations 2018

Last Wednesday, the Alterwaste team hit London for Packaging Innovations 2018!During the exhibition, we had the chance to check out some of the hottest innovations in packaging and hear some inspiring talks during the speaker's programme. It ...

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Welcome Our Intern!

We are excited to welcome a new face to our office, our marketing and communications intern, Lara Winnington-Ingram!For the next six months, Lara will be working on all internal marketing initiatives, so keep an eye out for her on our social media channel ...

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SIE Fresh Ideas Winner 2018

FRESH IDEAS is Scotland’s longest running national student enterprise competition for ideas at an early stage. The competition is designed exclusively for students and recent graduates of all subjects.Our founder, Martina Zupan, applied for the competitio ...