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Programme Delivery Plan - 2014-15

Inspiring change for Scotland’s resource economy.

This is Zero Waste Scotland’s fourth delivery plan, which sets out our priorities and key actions for the period 2014-15.

It builds on a proven track record of effective delivery. For example, in 2013-14 we:

  • Launched the Resource Efficient Scotland programme to drive implementation of energy, water and material efficiency measures by organisations, through a new ‘one stop’ service which has so far helped over 20,000 businesses
  • Continued the transformation of food waste from a liability to a resource delivering an investment programme which rolled out food waste recycling services to over 1.2 million households
  • Revealed for the first time the direct and indirect costs of litter and flytipping as part of a major research programme to inform the Scottish Government’s forthcoming National Litter Strategy
  • Joined forces with ‘Team Scotland’ - the publicly funded bodies delivering the Scottish Government’s vision & goals - to help bring about a step change in low carbon heat through the Heat Network Partnership, which supports the Scottish Government target of having 11% of heat from renewable sources by 2020
  • Provided financial stimulus to a manufacturing business, Panel2Panel, which uses recycled plastics to create construction fittings, resulting in 25 new jobs.

Looking ahead, we have identified six priority areas for action, with clear deliverables for each.

This year, our delivery focus will be complemented by the implementation of a new governance model.  From July 2014, Zero Waste Scotland will operate as an organisation in its own right. It will separate from WRAP, the UK resource efficiency body of which it is currently a subsidiary, to become its own company.  As a result we will be even better placed to integrate our work with Scottish delivery partners.

We also look forward to playing a key role in partnership programmes, drawing on European Structural Funds to support low carbon infrastructure investment and to accelerate Scotland towards a more circular and resource efficient economy.

Iain Gulland

April 2014

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