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Scotland sets out procurement targets

The Scottish Executive has launched a consultation process concerning its proposals to establish targets for the minimum levels of recycled materials in products purchased by public bodies in Scotland.

The Executive is proposing a minimum of 10% by value for recycled material in public construction contracts, rising to 50% for office paper and 100% for tissue paper procurements. The requirements, which are due to take effect from March 2006, would cover at least 90% by value of public procurement contracts.

Explaining its "modest" target for construction applications, the Executive said: "A target such as 10% accommodates a range of construction types. Setting conservative targets will allow maximum flexibility for both contractor and supplier and allow the market for goods with recycled content to develop further."

The proposed targets would apply to the Scottish Executive and its agencies, local authorities, social housing landlords as well as Enterprise Networks and the NHS. The Executive said the plan is part of its commitment to: "use public purchasing rules to enhance the status of recycled goods and those capable of reuse."

The deadline for responses to the consultation paper is Nov 18, 2005.

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