New dawn for recycling

The Scottish Government has announced a new dawn for recycling in Scotland, with the news of an agreement with COSLA on a consistent new system of recycling for Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Richard Lochhead announced that the new system will make it easier for people to recycle, 
improve the quality of recycling and help local communities reap the benefits of a more circular economy.

Councils can sign up to the voluntary Charter from January. After signing the charter they will receive support from Zero Waste Scotland in developing plans to introduce the new system.

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Commenting on the announcement, Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “Today’s announcement marks an important stage in Scotland’s commitment to increase recycling. We must make best use of the materials we have, for strong environmental and economic reasons.

Adoption of the Charter by councils will help provide clarity and consistency for householders and the resource management industry.

“Zero Waste Scotland will be ready to support councils who sign up to the new Charter.”