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Scots win Davos circular economy award

The Scottish Government has won an award at The Circulars event, held during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

WRAP missed out in the same category, the AB InBev Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions, having been on the shortlist of six.

It rewards the city/region, local or national government body/programme, public procurement programme or public policy initiative which “best provides an enabling environment for the circular economy (CE) to develop and flourish”.

The winning citation said the Scottish Government was the first nation to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 network, and first minister Nicola Sturgeon had placed circular principles at the core of Scotland’s economic strategy and manufacturing action plan.

Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: “The award reflects our clear direction and priorities set out in our CE strategy Making Things Last, and the rich programme of investment and innovation we are pursuing in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), Sepa, Scottish Enterprise, the third sector and business across Scotland.

”The award reflects a lot of hard work, and I am grateful to everyone who is helping us to ‘Make Things Last’ in Scotland.”

At Davos, the award was received by Gabby Pieraccini (pictured) head of waste at the Scottish Government.

 

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