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Grant support extension for Scottish waste management firms

Coronavirus-hit waste management businesses in Scotland have until the end of the month to apply for a grant to assist them in adapting their operations.

10 Aug 20

Launched by Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government, up to £10,000 per site is available towards the capital costs associated with changing infrastructure and equipment. These adaptations are designed to maintain environmental performance and sustainability while implementing controls to prevent the spread of the virus.

Examples of possible modifications include alterations to sorting lines or implementing traffic management on site.  

Charlie Devine, resource management spokesman at Zero Waste Scotland, said: “We know many waste management firms have had to adapt their processes. The whole sector is being challenged to work differently whilst waste streams are also being disrupted.

“There are grants available, as well as support in how to access them. We have extended the time limit to apply and I’d urge all waste management businesses in Scotland to look into the resources available to support them.”

The original deadline has now been extended until 31 August.

One-to-one advice is also available for businesses looking to address issues created through the pandemic and help maximise recycling and recovery opportunities. This covers development of business plans and marketing initiatives, as well as identification of diversification opportunities. Zero Waste Scotland can also provide advice and training on meeting the challenges of bringing businesses back with operational restrictions.

For more information please visit our website or email Rmcovid19support@zerowastescotland.org.uk


Notes For Editors

About Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland exists to lead Scotland to use products and resources responsibly, focusing on where we can have the greatest impact on climate change.  

Using evidence and insight, our goal is to inform policy, and motivate individuals and businesses to embrace the environmental, economic, and social benefits of a circular economy.  

We are a not-for-profit environmental organisation, funded by the Scottish Government and European Regional Development Fund.

More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/. You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit our website or follow @scotgovESIF.


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e: harriet.brace@zerowastescotland.org.uk


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