|17 January 2017|

Scotland

The Scottish Government’s efforts to embed circular economy thinking across all areas of Scottish life and business has been recognised at the world’s premier circular economy awards.

The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, recognises individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society across the globe that have made notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector and society.

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has placed the circular economy at the core of Scotland’s Economic Strategy Manufacturing Action Plan and her Government has put in place an £18m Circular Economy Investment Fund.

Scotland’s direct action won it the Circular Government Award, which was presented at a ceremony during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.