Resource efficiency is top of East Renfrewshire's agenda

East Renfrewshire Council has become the latest organisation to take part in the national Resource Efficiency Pledge scheme.

9 Aug 16

The Resource Efficiency Pledge is led by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and works with businesses to help them reduce their running costs and carbon emissions.

By making the pledge, businesses can demonstrate their environmental responsibility, choosing a number of actions that will help save money and reduce their use of energy, water and raw materials.

East Renfrewshire Council will be an official Ambassador of the Resource Efficiency Pledge.

As an ambassador, the council will work with businesses to promote the scheme and support them to make savings. In the doing so the council has committed to:

  • Begin a council-wide Green Campaign – ‘Think Green’
  • Engage staff with resource efficiency at work and at home, supported by the Green Campaign activity.

Adam Florence, Project Officer for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction at East Renfrewshire Council said:

“We acknowledge our responsibility to balance social, economic and environmental objectives, and to ensure the wellbeing and sustainability of future generations.

“We also set out our approach to conserving and enhancing the natural environment, securing a sustainable future for East Renfrewshire and our drive to modernise the way we work by taking advantage of digital technology.

“By becoming an ambassador and developing our ‘Think Green’ campaign, we can help council employees and local people get involved with sustainability, to promote our green activities, to support the development of green work-practices across council services, and to inform people and SMEs on how to be greener.”

Marissa Lippiatt, Head of the Resource Efficient Scotland programme said:

“I’m delighted that East Renfrewshire Council is becoming an ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge and supporting us to reach businesses across East Renfrewshire. The pledge helps businesses to save significant sums of money on their running costs, cut their carbon footprint and show off their green credentials all in one easy step.”

Businesses, trade bodies and organisations with industry influence can apply to become Ambassadors of the Resource Efficiency Pledge. Learn more about the initiative and becoming an Ambassador at

More information on the Resource Efficiency Pledge and the support available from Resource Efficient Scotland can be found at

The Resource Efficient Scotland programme has been funded through the Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Notes For Editors

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  • Resource Efficient Scotland was launched in 2013 to help businesses, the public sector and the third sector save money by using resources more efficiently. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Zero Waste Scotland.
  • Resource Efficient Scotland can also be referred to as “a programme of Zero Waste Scotland.”
  • Contact Resource Efficient Scotland on 0808 808 2268, open 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • Zero Waste Scotland exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Our goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world’s limited natural resources. We are funded to support delivery of the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy and the EU’s 2020 growth strategy.
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s work can be found at . Keep up to date with our latest news on - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn
  • The Scottish Government is the Managing Authority for the European Structural Funds 2014-20 Programme. For further information visit the Scottish Government website or follow @scotgovESIF.
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