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Zero Waste Scotland – Inspiring Change in Scotland’s Resource Economy

Zero Waste Scotland will be at this year’s RWM event at NEC Birmingham to showcase the opportunities it offers for organisations doing business in Scotland to develop resource efficiency opportunities and help Scotland work towards a more circular economy.

18 Aug 14

Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment is a ‘kite mark’ for resource management companies, showing commitment to customer service which resonates with Scottish customers and we’re asking organisations to sign up at RWM.

The aim is to promote continuous improvement, excellent customer service, and to enable businesses to reduce waste and be more resource efficient. The commitment is for any organisation involved in providing waste or resource management services to commercial customers in Scotland. This includes local authorities, private and third sector resource management businesses and resource management associations and trade bodies.

Our £3.8m Scottish Recycling Fund, delivered jointly with Scottish Enterprise, could support firms to develop sorting, re-use, repair and materials reprocessing capacity or remanufacturing facilities in Scotland.

The fund will make loans available to organisations interested in developing key sorting, repair and reprocessing capacity for waste materials in Scotland. Improved infrastructure will transform more waste into high value new materials, aiding Scotland’s ambition of creating a circular economy and cutting carbon emissions.

Organisations with innovative ideas for sorting, repairing and reprocessing key materials can apply.

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“I am very much looking forward to Zero Waste Scotland showcasing our key offers for resource efficient business at this year’s RWM. Signing up to Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment is a way for organisations to show their customers and stakeholders that they are operating at the highest level of customer service. The Scottish Recycling Fund will support sustainable Scottish industries which have huge potential to reduce waste and our impacts on the environment, while helping us move towards a more circular economy –an economy in which waste is a resource and jobs and growth are created by unlocking its potential.”

Iain Gulland added:

 “The current linear economic model, where we produce, consume and discard, is simply not the best way to extract the full value of resources and maximise economic and environmental gains in Scotland.  By establishing a more circular economy in Scotland - where goods are firstly designed with future re-use in mind, and then recycled and remanufactured to be used again – we can maximise the value of resources in our economy, and embed sustainability in the way we do business. 

“Make sure you visit us at Stand 4M36 at RWM to meet key members of our team, and find out more about business opportunities in Scotland.”

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