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Zero Waste Scotland and Edinburgh Science team up to tackle overconsumption in cities across Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland and Edinburgh Science are together taking an interactive exhibition on tour to get people thinking about society’s throwaway culture.

18 Jul 22

The Consumed exhibition will be popping up in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow over the summer to raise awareness of the impact of human consumption on the planet and what we can all do about it.

The free public event features a series of games and engaging displays, each housed in a converted shipping container.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: 

“Four-fifths of Scotland’s carbon footprint comes from the products and materials we make, use, and throw away – often before we need to. That’s a huge and really worrying amount and makes it very clear that we need to rethink our relationship with ‘stuff’ if we’re serious about tackling climate change. 
“The Consumed exhibition is a great opportunity to raise awareness of that, and I would encourage everyone to visit.” 

Simon Gage, Director and CEO of Edinburgh Science, added:  

“Consumed is an interactive exhibition aimed at everyone, that shows how to make better choices without compromising on our quality of life. 
“It is a fantastic way to help people in Scotland understand how little shifts in the way we do things can make a big difference to the future health of our planet.” 

Consumed will be in:
Edinburgh, the Mound: Tuesday 19 to Monday 25 July
Dundee, City Square: Tuesday 2 to Monday 8 August
Glasgow, George Square: Friday 12 to Thursday 18 August

The exhibition comes shortly after the Scottish Government launched two public consultations on proposals for a Circular Economy Bill and Route Map to 2025. They form part of strategic plans to deliver Scotland’s zero waste and circular economy ambitions. 

The public has until Monday 22 August to take part in the consultations and more information can be found at Zero Waste Scotland’s dedicated microsite



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