Leading the way in circular economy

Scotland is first nation to join Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 programme

21 Aug 13

Scotland’s zero waste plans have received a big boost after becoming the first nation to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 programme (CE100).

The global network of 100 companies, innovators and administrations has set itself a three-year timeframe to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, helping businesses rethink the way they manage resources, whilst stimulating whilst stimulating economic growth.

Scotland’s involvement in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 follows the recent launch of the Resource Efficient Scotland initiative, managed by Zero Waste Scotland, which helps Scottish businesses and organisations save money by helping them use resources more efficiently and cutting the costs of their energy, water and raw material overheads.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead made the announcement on a visit to Sweden to exchange insights and experiences of building a circular economy and the economic opportunities.

For more details of Scottish Government’s announcement please visit: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Leading-the-way-in-circular-economy-338.aspx

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