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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment named Resource Revolutionary of the Year

On Friday 10 May, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment Richard Lochhead MSP was named 'Resource Revolutionary of the Year' at the Resource Revolution Awards

13 May 13

The Awards are hosted by edie.net and LAWR (Local Authority Waste & Resources) magazine and sponsored by the Carbon Trust.

The judges singled out Mr Lochhead for his work in pushing Scotland’s ambitious zero waste agenda.

In his acceptance note, Mr Lochhead highlighted the work of Zero Waste Scotland and the development of the new Resource Efficient Scotland programme:

“Scotland is at the forefront of the resource revolution. We know that being smarter in how we use our valuable resources like energy, water and raw materials will make a significant contribution to sustainable economic development in Scotland and protecting our vital natural assets.

“Our Zero Waste Plan is a long-term vision for maximising the value of resources within the Scottish economy and it is reinforced both through regulations, which will ensure resources are made available to our economy, and through targeted support from Zero Waste Scotland to ensure Scottish organisations are able to reap the benefits. We’ve also created the Resource Efficient Scotland programme to bring together support to businesses on energy, water and raw materials; vital connections to help improve the competitiveness of businesses and our economy.

“To accelerate progress we need others right across the economy to support our aims – from local authorities to the private sector. There are real opportunities for growing a greener economy if we close the loop on how we design and manufacture products to reclaim resources for future use and future generations. I want Scotland to continue to lead on this agenda and want to work with partners who share our vision.

“There is still lots of work ahead of us, but I am proud that this award recognises the major steps we’ve already taken in delivering our vision of a zero waste Scotland.”

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Notes For Editors

The Awards are hosted by edie.net and LAWR (Local Authority Waste & Resources) magazine and sponsored by the Carbon Trust.

The judges singled out Mr Lochhead for his work in pushing Scotland’s ambitious zero waste agenda.

In his acceptance note, Mr Lochhead highlighted the work of Zero Waste Scotland and the development of the new Resource Efficient Scotland programme:

“Scotland is at the forefront of the resource revolution. We know that being smarter in how we use our valuable resources like energy, water and raw materials will make a significant contribution to sustainable economic development in Scotland and protecting our vital natural assets.

“Our Zero Waste Plan is a long-term vision for maximising the value of resources within the Scottish economy and it is reinforced both through regulations, which will ensure resources are made available to our economy, and through targeted support from Zero Waste Scotland to ensure Scottish organisations are able to reap the benefits. We’ve also created the Resource Efficient Scotland programme to bring together support to businesses on energy, water and raw materials; vital connections to help improve the competitiveness of businesses and our economy.

“To accelerate progress we need others right across the economy to support our aims – from local authorities to the private sector. There are real opportunities for growing a greener economy if we close the loop on how we design and manufacture products to reclaim resources for future use and future generations. I want Scotland to continue to lead on this agenda and want to work with partners who share our vision.

“There is still lots of work ahead of us, but I am proud that this award recognises the major steps we’ve already taken in delivering our vision of a zero waste Scotland.”

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