About The Scarab Trust

The Scarab Trust was set up in 1993 and ran a number of Energy and Waste related projects from its inception until the mid 2000’s. It was revived in 2018 to help reduce single use plastic pollution.


Previous Scarab Trust & Trustee Projects

  • Educational visits to schools around waste and recycling (1993)

  • Research & Development: Renewables Factsheet for CORE Green Forum* (1994); Anaerobic Digestion Factsheet (1995)

  • Renewables Exhibition at the CREATE* Centre Bristol (1996)

  • Energy Watchdog - local community household energy reduction project sponsored by local authority (1997)

  • WWF*/NatWest Small business toolkit - Project developing Waste section of national toolkit with 12 local Bristol businesses (1995-’97)

  • Open Space Workshop for Schumacher Society (1999)

  • South Gloucester Waste Minimisation Project - 14 small businesses to reduce waste costs (1998 – 2000)

  • REWARD Programme - an Environment Agency (EA) led project exploring the environmental impact of Regional Strategies (e.g. Economic, Waste) within the regional policy framework (Sep ‘02 – Nov ’04)


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Scarab: For the Egyptians Khepri, the Scarab God, represented the rising sun and symbolised the renewal of life and the idea of eternal existence; the sun: the source of Earth’s energy; the scarab beetle: one of Nature’s recyclers. For us the scarab beetle can represent a sustainable future through responsible use of resources.


CORE Green Forum: established in the 1990s, as a sub-group of CORE (building industry information and networking) and was an early initiative in the field of sustainable building design and energy conservation.

CPRE: Council for the Protection of Rural England
Create Centre: Environment Centre in Bristol

EA: Environment Agency

Open Space: a form of workshop capable of delivering targeted outputs from a large set of conflicting inputs and perspectives

Sustainable Community: A sustainable community lives in harmony with its local environment and does not cause damage to distant environments or other communities - now or in the future. Quality of life and the interests of future generations are valued above immediate material consumption and economic growth.

WWF: World Wide Fund for Nature


a UK regional sustainable consumption research & reporting programme.