Joe Thompson: Young Scot Awards 2014: Environment

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Instrumental in setting up a student co-op branded Shrub, 21 year old Edinburgh university student Joe Thompson has been giving young people the opportunity to swap, fix or buy at very low prices.

In his final year of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Joe is the driving force behind shrubcoop.org which has already saved 30 tonnes of goods going into landfill sites.

Now a permanent shop and an educational hub promoting awareness about the impact of endless consumption, Joe’s shrub effectively encourages a low-impact lifestyle.

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