|9 January 2017|

Scotland

Scotland is a finalist in the world’s premier circular economy competition, The Circulars.

The Scottish Government’s pioneering circular economy strategy Making Things Last places “the circular economy at the core of Scotland’s Economic Strategy and Manufacturing Action Plan,” according to The Circulars website. The Making Things Last initiative “identifies four priority areas with the greatest opportunity to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits: reducing food waste and growing the bio-economy, including in the lucrative whisky and salmon industries; driving the reuse of energy infrastructure in the renewable and oil and gas sectors; reducing waste and taking a more circular approach to the use of resources in construction and buildings;  and supporting Scotland’s well established remanufacturing sector to grow further.”

The Scottish Government was the first national Government to join the influential Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 network and it has created a £18m Circular Economy Investment Fund to support game-changing projects in the country.

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2017.