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Investment boost for Scottish green initiatives

26 October 2011 No Comment

Scotland’s vision of a zero-waste economy is coming to fruition thanks to a £500,000 boost for investment in green technology, reports Business Green.

The government-backed Zero Waste Scotland initiative said two new innovation funds are open for applications and will be targeting projects that either: “deliver innovations in product and packaging design” or “promote innovative resource recovery technologies, including systems for extracting valuable metals from electronic equipment”.

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Ambitious goal for a waste-free economy

The new funds, combined with existing green manoeuvres like internal wall cladding and solar panels, will help Scotland take one step further on their goal for a waste-free economy.

Promoting innovative resource recovery technologies

Iain Gulland, director of Zero Waste Scotland, has urged Scotland’s businesses to sign up to the government’s targets to reap the rewards:

“Often the opportunities may arise from existing businesses thinking differently about their own inputs and outputs.”

“We want to see businesses in Scotland commit to zero waste and work with us to develop new solutions. That’s why we are making major investment available to take forward the best ideas with potential to reduce our waste footprint or get more value from the resources we do consume,” he added.

European Waste Framework Directive

In addition, letsrecycle.com suggests the Scottish Government will be consulting on a Waste Prevention Plan, as required of member states under the revised European Waste Framework Directive.

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