27th July 2017
Contamination “Hindering” Scotland’s Recycling Potential

Contamination “Hindering” Scotland’s Recycling Potential

Contamination of waste being sent to Scotland’s material recovery facilities (MRFs) is “hindering” Scotland’s ability to maximise the quantity and quality of material available from recycling, according to a report published today (27 July) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency … Continue reading

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26th May 2017
Deposit Scheme Might Be Part Of “Solution” To Scotland’s Waste

Deposit Scheme Might Be Part Of “Solution” To Scotland’s Waste

A deposit return scheme (DRS) might be part of the solution to managing Scotland’s waste better, according to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. The Committee is set to explore how much waste is generated in … Continue reading

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10th April 2017
Employment In Scotland’s Renewable Sector Up By More Than A Third

Employment In Scotland’s Renewable Sector Up By More Than A Third

The number of workers in Scotland employed in the low carbon and ‎renewables sector has risen to 58,500 in 2015 – up from an indicative 43,500 employed in 2014, the Scottish Government has announced. The low carbon and renewables sector … Continue reading

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22nd December 2016
Scotland Looks To Save £90m In Food Waste This Christmas

Scotland Looks To Save £90m In Food Waste This Christmas

People living in Scotland could save more than £90 million by not wasting food this festive season – a saving of £38 for every household in Scotland – according to Zero Waste Scotland. With 50,375 tonnes of food and drink … Continue reading

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24th November 2016
New Research Shows The Scale Of Scotland’s Food Waste Challenge

New Research Shows The Scale Of Scotland’s Food Waste Challenge

An estimated 1.35m tonnes of food and drink in Scotland was wasted in 2013, according to new figures released today by Zero Waste Scotland, giving the most detailed insight yet into the true scale of the food Scots waste. The … Continue reading

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