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In the framework of the Zero Waste Towns initiative administered by ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland, Scotland’s waste-free revolution is driving forward, with three more communities pledging to deliver transformative change for residents and workers.

Perth, Leith and central Edinburgh have been selected as the locations for Scotland’s third Zero Waste Town projects, each receiving a share of nearly 900,000 pounds in funding, which includes support from the European Regional Development Fund, to ‘make things last’ where they are based.

Each has ambitious plans in place to develop zero waste approaches to life and business in their communities, contributing to Scotland’s growing circular economy and generating new jobs locally. These include initiatives to present re-use as a quality, attractive and good value shopping experience for customers, to reduce food waste, and to increase recycling activity and local resource efficiency.

Specific activities include pop-up food sharing; establishing a Zero Waste Business Charter and working with a local housing association to showcase re-use with a show home property; and establishing a city-wide re-use network to give retailers and residents better access to quality re-use goods.

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