Switch off and breathe

The East Central Scotland Vehicle Emissions Partnership was created in 2004 to help improve air quality across Scotland. We work in conjunction with the Scottish Government, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and Falkirk Councils, with a remit to encourage road users to improve their environment by providing free educational events within east central Scotland.

Most people think that that CO2 is the harmful component of exhaust gases due to past media campaigns and the drive to have lower CO2 emissions over the past 20 years. It is important for its contribution to the Greenhouse effect and global warming, but it is not what causes ill health. Exhaust fumes contain other chemicals and particulates that long term exposure to has been linked with causing Cancer, Asthma and other respiratory diseases.

If you are stationary for more than a few minutes
then switch off your engine.

This simple action saves you money, improves our health
and protects the environment.

To report Smoky or Idling Vehicles contact the Hotline Number 01845 451 888