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Zero Waste Scotland | Perthshire SMEs to turn ‘waste into wealth’ with launch of Circular Tayside

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ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce has delivered the joint initiative Circular Tayside, which aims to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Perthshire and Dundee identify and capitalise on circular economy opportunities.
Tayside is one of four Scottish regions selected in 2018 to receive free support and project funding for local businesses. Perthshire Chamber of Commerce will deliver a range of local activities to help identify opportunities for local business in Perth and Kinross, and direct them towards available support and funding. A circular economy offers opportunities to Scottish business to develop new products and services which promote repeated use, not single-use – for example: leasing, repair, or take-back services, or designing new products from another industry’s ‘waste’ through effective collaboration.

Circular Tayside complements Zero Waste Scotland’s nationwide support for SMEs to develop circular economy business ideas, including its 18million pounds Circular Economy Investment Fund and Circular Economy Business Support Service.