This section provides an overview of the impact that we have on local people, local communities and the planet.

Volunteer hours

The following table provides an overview of the volunteer hours recorded each year and the value of those hours at the Scottish Living Wage hourly pay rate (shown in brackets)

Year Volunteer hours Value at Living Wage

2018-19

1947 £17,036 (£8.75)

2017-18

1143 £9,660 (£8.45)

2016-17

1483 £12,235 (£8.25)

Bike donations

The following table shows the number of bikes donated, bikes sold for reuse, the carbon savings from the reused bikes and the amount of metal sent for recycling.

Year

Bikes donated Bikes reused CO2 savings from reuse [1] Metal recycled

2018-19

427 214 3563 kg 4060 kg

2017-18

438 238 3963 kg 2430 kg

2016-17

307 161 2681 kg 4840 kg

2015-16

294 118 1965 kg 5700 kg

2014-15

175 96 1598 kg 7430 kg

2013-14

129 89 1482 kg 2890 kg

[1] The carbon savings are based on calculations available on the AERESS website http://reutilizayevitaco2.aeress.org/en/

Thanks to reusing 916 bikes we have:

  • saved 15,251 kg of CO2 which is the equivalent of
  • 774,725 trees absorbing CO2 in one day
  • 2656 cars being removed from the roads for one day