Scotland launches zero waste plan

Plans to reduce almost 20M tonnes of waste produced annually in Scotland to nothing were unveiled today (June 9).

The Scottish Government's zero waste plan was announced by environment secretary Richard Lochhead.

In the document the Scots announce aims to stop all reusable waste or recycling being landfilled by 2020.

It also plans two new targets on all of Scotland's waste, firstly a 70% target for recycling and secondly, a maximum of only 5% sent to landfill, both by 2025.

Mr Lochhead said: "We can't go on as business as usual because we can't afford to and because resources are finite.

"We are taking decisive action and setting ambitious targets, this includes a new 70% target for all waste to be recycled by 2025."

"The plan will help deliver progressive landfill bans, with the end goal of no waste with reuse or recycling potential being landfilled by 2020."

To view the plan for yourself click on the highlighted text.

Luke Walsh




Waste & resource management
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