A Lighthouse on a cliff in Scotland, representing Zero Waste Scotland as the Lighthouse for the Circular Economy

Start your journey to zero...

Zero Waste Scotland works to inspire change.

We are leading everyone in Scotland to better understand how our lifestyles can impact the country and the wider world we all live in.

Circular Economy Bill

Scotland’s Circular Economy Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament on 26 June 2024. The legislation gives ministers and local authorities the tools needed to increase reuse and recycling rates, as well as modernise and improve waste and recycling services.

Man standing on scottish mountain with loch view

We have the facts to help everyone end the climate crisis by wasting less and making things last instead.

Scottish Waste Environmental Footprint Tool (SWEFT)

The Scottish Waste Environmental Footprint Tool (SWEFT) provides a holistic picture of the environmental impact of the things we dispose of from our homes.