Main partners:

  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Circle Economy

Localisation: Glasgow (UK)

Population: 1,209,143 (2018)


Circular economy strategy of Glasgow

Action leader(s)

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce


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.