From 1 January 2014 it is the legal responsibility of all businesses within Scotland to present their dry recycling materials separately for collection by a recognised waste service provider. Metal, plastic, paper, card and glass will have to be segregated.
Food businesses which produce over 50kg of food waste per week also have to present their food waste separately for collection from 1 January 2014.
To find out how we can help you comply with these new legal requirements as issued by Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012, simply contact us today.
Further information is available at www.zerowastescotland.org.uk.
Zero Waste Report
Average commodity prices are higher today than at any time in the past
century. This trend looks set to continue as increasing global population drives
increasing demand for limited resources. For some materials such as copper,
indium, and rare earth elements, severe supply chain risks are already
Reliable access to high quality resources is essential for our economy to
prosper. This means finding new and innovative ways to conserve resources
and to cycle materials efficiently back into supply chains.
A zero waste society is one where goods and materials are continually cycled
to support the sustainable growth of the Scottish economy, and waste is
progressively designed out.
This is about much more than simply getting better at end of life recycling. The
less a product has to be changed in reuse, refurbishment and
remanufacturing and the faster it returns to use, the higher the potential
savings on the shares of material, labour, energy, and capital embedded in
the product and on the associated mix of environmental impacts.