Zero Waste Scotland comments on the plans for a Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

Zero Waste Scotland has welcomed Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead’s announcement of plans for a Scottish Institute for Remanufacture, as well as the development of a Scottish Materials Brokerage Service

29 Oct 14

The announcements were made as part of today’s keynote speech at the Scottish Resources Conference, hosted by Zero Waste Scotland and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM).

Iain Gulland, Director, Zero Waste Scotland, said:

"The launch of the remanufacturing centre is excellent news for Scotland. The institute can become a  centre of excellence and expertise for a sector which has exiting potential to develop a sustainable manufacturing industry in Scotland.

"Our current make-and-dispose economic model cannot continue and by focusing on remanufacture and re-use, Scotland can develop a circular economy which makes better use of resources and creates jobs.  Zero Waste Scotland will work with partners in all sectors to support this development.

"Zero Waste Scotland is also excited about the transformative impact the materials brokerage service could have in driving high quality recycling and reprocessing in Scotland, and we are working with Scottish Procurement to make sure the service gets off to a strong start in January."

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