Scottish community recycling projects will receive a £7.5 million investment over the next three years to support moves towards a zero waste society, Scottish Government Environment Minister Richard Lochhead announced. The news came as the minister announced plans for ambitious recycling and waste reduction targets.
Lochhead said: Central to our waste policy are our tough targets on cutting landfill and increasing recycling. A commitment to recycle more is one of the pledges we have asked people to make in the Greener Scotland campaign launched earlier this month. Individuals have a responsibility to recycle waste where they can.
"To make it easier for people to recycle and to help us achieve our ambitious recycling target, I am making £2.5 million available for each of the next three years to support community recycling projects. I also want to encourage Scotland to view recycling and waste management as more of a business opportunity to reduce reliance on grants in the years ahead.