Zero Waste Scotland

28th June 2018
Scotland Launches Deposit Return Scheme Consultation

Scotland Launches Deposit Return Scheme Consultation

Members of the public are being called upon to have their say on how deposit return could work best for Scotland, as Zero Waste Scotland hosts its first public engagement event on the matter at Glasgow Fort. Under a deposit … Continue reading

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6th June 2018
Major Funding Agreement Signed On Scottish Plastics Plant

Major Funding Agreement Signed On Scottish Plastics Plant

Funding of over £3m has been announced today (6 June) for four projects comprising a ground-breaking new plastics recycling partnership, Project Beacon, which has the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland and beyond – even those that currently can’t … Continue reading

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5th June 2018
Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Landfilling Plastic Food Packaging Costs Scotland £11m Annually

Over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is disposed into household residual waste instead of being recycling, costing the country a staggering £11m each year, according to Zero Waste Scotland. The figures have been released today (Tuesday … Continue reading

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31st May 2018
Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland Appointed ACR+ President

Zero Waste Scotland’s Iain Gulland Appointed ACR+ President

The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) has appointed Iain Gulland (pictured), CEO of Zero Waste Scotland, a President of the newly elected board of directors of the network for a two-year mandate. Iain will head … Continue reading

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29th May 2018
Glasgow Launches Plastic-Free Shopping With ZWS Funding

Glasgow Launches Plastic-Free Shopping With ZWS Funding

An innovative new shop in Glasgow’s Southside has been opened where customers can buy items such as shampoo, herbs and milk without picking up the single-use packaging. The wide range of “fill your own” plastic-free shopping – even including milk … Continue reading

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15th May 2018
Initiative To “Unlock” Circular Economy Potential For Edinburgh SMEs

Initiative To “Unlock” Circular Economy Potential For Edinburgh SMEs

A major new initiative to help SMEs in Edinburgh identify and capitalise on circular economy opportunities, has been launched – Circular Edinburgh is a joint initiative delivered by Zero Waste Scotland and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce. The capital is one … Continue reading

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26th December 2017
Huge Potential To Increase Recycling, Says ZWS Report

Huge Potential To Increase Recycling, Says ZWS Report

Almost two-thirds of waste that ends up in non-recyclable waste bins in Scottish households could have been recycled, according to a new Zero Waste Scotland report. The report, The Composition of Household Waste at the Kerbside, shows that, on average, … 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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