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Scots recycling gets funding boost

Public recycling facilities in Scotland have been given a £500,000 boost from a Government quango.  

Zero Waste Scotland said the funding would make recycling away from home easier and stop products such as newspapers and cans being thrown away.

The ‘Recycle on the Go’ fund is open to applications from land owners, facilities managers, and local authorities.

Guidance has also been published to help ensure the bins installed are well-designed and easy-to-use.

Cabinet secretary for the environment, Richard Lochhead, said: “Being able to recycle more when we are out and about is another important step towards treating all our waste as a valuable resource.”

Iain Gulland from Zero Waste Scotland said it was an area of priority that he wanted to normalise in public places.

“We know that people want to be able to recycle when they are away from home right now,” he added.

Zero Waste Scotland has estimated getting 70% of people recycling by 2025 could increase the economy by up to £178m.

To find out more about Zero Waste Scotland’s Recycle on the Go fund and to download application forms, click here

 

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