This September Scotland will become the global capital of the circular economy.

The Scottish Resources Conference in Edinburgh, hosted by Zero Waste Scotland and its partners CIWM and SEPA, is set to attract nearly 500 sustainability leaders intent on accelerating the shift to a circular economy.

“Scotland is internationally recognised as a leading circular economy nation. We’re proud of our growing reputation as circular economy pioneers, and the Scottish Resources Conference has a key part to play in not only articulating what we’re already doing but more importantly where we might go next,” said Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland.

“Given the Scottish Government’s plans for a Circular Economy Bill, it’s an exciting time for us all to get together at the Scottish Resources Conference to share our ideas with a view to fast-tracking the circular economy even more.”

Delegates will be able to learn about some of the innovative circular models being developed in Scotland and take part in discussions on how to deliver the transformational change needed to realise it on a larger scale.

The event will take place on  27 and 28 September at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) – and will include an awards element to celebrate circular economy pioneers.

A little earlier in the month, on the 13th, Innovators Magazine – in partnership with the Herald Scotland newspaper – will recognise the importance of the circular economy at the Global Game Changers awards in Glasgow, with a ‘circular breakthrough’ gong.