Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland

The Scottish Government has published its plans to introduce a “Zero Waste Scotland” where waste is seen as a resource; recycling and composting are maximised and residual waste is managed in a sustainable manner.  As seen in the table below, allied to this new focus on zero waste, the government has identified a series of targets aimed at maximising recycling and composting with minimal reliance on landfill and the balance of residual waste treated. 

Year % recycled or composted % used for energy % to landfill
2010 40 4 56
2013 50 14 36
2020 60 25 15
2025 70 25 5

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