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Tag: Zero Waste Scotland

New single use plastic guidance

Single-use plastic ban is in force

NEW laws outlawing the use of certain single-use plastic cutlery, plates and food and drink containers have come into force.
Disposable tea cups

Charging on with cup fee

SINGLE-use food and drink containers are high on the agenda again at Holyrood, following the announcement that disposable coffee cups could soon carry a mandatory charge.

Save waste and win

ZERO Waste Scotland has thrown down the food waste gauntlet, challenging food and drink businesses to create recipes using items that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Food waste is a greater contributor to climate change than plastic waste.

Scots in dark on food waste

AS world leaders arrived in Glasgow for the COP26 climate change conference, Zero Waste Scotland revealed consumers are unaware of food waste’s impact on climate change.

Getting ready for new plastic rules

The increase in takeaway operations has driven a rise in the use of single-use items related to serving and eating food. These single-use items cannot be recycled and so end up as waste
Lidl deposit return scheme

Lidl launches a DRS trial

DISCOUNTER Lidl GB has launched a deposit return scheme (DRS) trial at selected stores, ahead of the launch of DRS in Scotland next summer.
food waste in bags

Zero Waste Scotland launches food waste matchmaker

Tackling waste during a crisis
food waste

All waste is a waste of cash

Value can be found in food leftovers
David Barnes

Administrating a scheme

DRS programme manager David Barnes on the road ahead
glass-drs

Public backing for glass in DRS

Four in five Scottish consumers say glass should be included in a deposit return scheme (DRS) – a new survey has revealed .
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Everything included in Scotland’s DRS

No automatic exemptions, glass included and a 20p deposit .

Opinion split on DRS

Individuals and industry disagree on best way forward The public wants it all, but industry strikes a more cautious tone according to analysis of the...
Iain Gulland

The next steps for Scottish DRS

With the Scottish Government consultation now closed ZWS boss Iain Gulland shares his views on deposit return

It’s time to have your say on DRS

RETAILERS have an opportunity to weigh in on the future of DRS via an open consultation seeking views on a range of options for...

Iceland launches DRS in Scotland

Musselburgh store one of four in UK trial
Goldenacre Mini Market

It’s interest free for SMEs

THE Scottish Government is rolling out an interest-free ‘cashback’ loan scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce their carbon footprint.