Resource Efficient Scotland Service

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

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.

Scottish Circular Economy Investment Fund

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Biogenic fraction, Paper, Eco Production, Metal, Eco Consumption, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
• Explore markets for new circular economy products;
• Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
• Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.

Circular economy business support service

Categories: Eco Design, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Product Service Systems, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Collaborative Economy

Tags: business support

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

  • Scottish Government

Localisation: Scotland/UK

Summary

The Circular Economy Business Support Service, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers support to SMEs based in Scotland who are developing solutions that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

Charge for single-use carrier bags in Scotland

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

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.