Resource Efficient Scotland Service

Facts and figures Zero Waste Scotland is a business support organisation specialising in resource efficiency and the circular economy, and one of EREK’s earliest members. The […]

Categories: Eco Consumption, Energy, Communication and Education, Water, Recycling

Tags: resource efficiency

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland supports businesses to improve their resource efficiency through the Resource Efficient Scotland service. This service, delivered through different pathways, helps to meet environmental objectives while improving business productivity, competitiveness and business resilience. Since its launch, over 3,500 businesses were helped, with one-to-one support identifying savings totalling £42million.


Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

Facts and figures A report was commissioned to evaluate the impact of the charge for single-use carrier bags one year (2015) after it was introduced. The […]

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Legal, Eco Production, Economic, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Plastic

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

In October 2014, Scotland introduced a minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Before the charge, retailers in Scotland gave out an estimated 800 million single-use bags each year. The new regulations have dramatically reduced this number. Through the Carrier Bag Commitment Scottish retailers have and continue to direct the proceeds of the charge to all manner of good causes.


Recycling fund in Scotland

Facts and figures Preparation and Implementation The Scottish Recycling Fund is a key tool to support the Scottish Government’s objectives for sustainable economic growth and making […]

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Recycling Fund (SRF) is a £3.8 million (€5 million) fund established in 2015 by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to develop or expand materials reprocessing capacity and remanufacturing facilities in Scotland. The fund is able to offer loans, repayable over a 3-5 year period on commercial terms, to organisations that are interested in developing the relevant infrastructure in Scotland. While loans are primarily for capital investment, they can include working capital.


Scotland strategy for circular economy

Categories: Eco Design, Governance, Strategy and Planning, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Instruments, Eco Production, Business models, Paper, Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Waste Prevention, Glass, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Plastic, Communication and Education, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, EEE, Land use, Wood, Product Service Systems, Other bulky items, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions, Collaborative Economy

Organisation: 1) The Scottish Government; 2)Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Scottish Government agencies including

Financial support of:

  • European Regional Development funds

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) was a programme set up in 2010 to support the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan. In 2014, ZWS became an independent not-for-profit company, funded by the Scottish Government to deliver circular economy and low carbon policy priorities. Scotland has realised the benefits of being a frontrunner in waste reduction and the government has consistently supported local authorities to drive up recycling rates. This ambition for a Zero Waste society evolved into strong support for a Circular Economy.