As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent, it's time for us to think more about how our habits impact the carbon footprint of Scotland and the planet.
In 2023, Scotland's landmark Circular Economy Bill was laid in parliament. The bill aims to transform Scotland's economy into a circular one, which means we'll use resources more sustainably and create less waste. This will have a positive impact on the environment, the economy, and our communities.
A recent survey, commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland, shows that 81% of people in Scotland are concerned about the natural environment, with around three quarters worried about the effects of climate change on the next generation.
Moving to a more circular lifestyle – and away from current make, take, and throw away models – can be as easy as reusing what we already have, repairing something to extend its useful life, or recycling it when it can no longer be repaired or passed on.
Want to know where your habits fit in to this journey? Take our quiz below to find out how circular you already are and what you can do to waste less.
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Continue your circular journey
Scotland is on a journey towards a circular economy, where we use resources more efficiently, reduce waste, and create products that last longer. This is an ambitious goal, but one that we can achieve if we work together.
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