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Zero Waste Scotland | Prestigious circular economy award for Scotland


The Scottish Government and a partnership including ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland, SEPA and Scottish Enterprise won the Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Billed as the world’s premier circular economy awards, the programme saw Scotland one of six finalists alongside organisations from China, Canada, South Africa and Europe.

The Scottish Government has placed the circular economy at the core of Scotland’s Economic Strategy and Manufacturing Action Plan, and its Making Things Last strategy highlights priority areas with the greatest opportunity to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.

Scotland’s circular economy achievements to date include flourishing collaboration between business and academia through the Scottish Institute for Remanufacture; two large-scale re-use and repair hubs in Edinburgh and the Highlands; and widespread support for Scottish businesses to develop circular economy models and services, including through the £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund.

Source: www.zerowastescotland.org.uk