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Zero Waste Scotland North East Recycling Forum 27 th February 2014. Charlie Devine Head of Resource Management. What's coming up?. About Zero Waste Scotland The Scottish Policy context How we work Key priorities Summary. Our mission.

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Zero Waste Scotland

North East Recycling Forum

27th February 2014

Charlie Devine

Head of Resource Management

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What's coming up?

  • About Zero Waste Scotland
  • The Scottish Policy context
  • How we work
  • Key priorities
  • Summary
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Our mission

Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and use water more responsibly - all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

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Our policycontext

  • Our work supports the delivery of Scottish Government policy , including:
    • the Climate Change (Scotland) Act (2009),
    • the Zero Waste Plan (2010),
    • the Waste (Scotland) Regulations (2012)
    • the Recyclate action plan (2012)
    • Low Carbon Scotland (2013),
    • Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources (2013)
    • forthcoming national litter strategy.
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Key programme priorities

  • Transforming attitudes to food waste;
  • Harnessing the value of recycling;
  • Supporting circular economy businesses;
  • Reducing the impacts of litter;
  • Implementing resource efficiency savings; and
  • Accelerating development of low carbon heat.
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Transforming attitudes to food waste

Why?

2.1 m tonnes/year. £1bn lost to households. Methane from landfill.

What do we want to achieve?

70% of HHs with recycling. 12% reduction.

How will we do it?

  • Complete £20m collections investment
  • Communications support
  • Consumer food waste reduction
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Harnessing the value of recycling

Why?

£200m p.a. leakage to the economy. Waste Regs.

What do we want to achieve?

Growing industry by £20m p.a.

How will we do it?

  • LA and RMI support
  • Task Force
  • Collaborative procurement
  • Research and communications support
  • Resource Commitment
  • Community action
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Supporting circular economy business opportunities

Why?

Potential for 5,000 jobs

What we hope to achieve?

Increased CE business opportunities

How will we do that?

  • Evidence and engagement
  • Reprocessing support
  • Manufacturing and remanufacturing innovation
  • Re-use and repair hubs and REVOLVE
  • Research and communications support
  • Sustainable procurement
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Reducing the impacts of litter

Why?

250 million items visibly littered. 61,000 incidents of flytipping. Direct and indirect costs.

What do we want to achieve?

Long term behaviour change, collective action

How will we do it?

  • Litter strategy and campaign
  • ROTG
  • Carrier bag regs
  • Community support
  • Data and reporting
  • Strategic engagement and collective action
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Implementing resource efficiency savings

Why?

£2.9bn p.a. savings opportunity.

What do we want to achieve?

30,000 businesses supported, 3,000 taking action.

How will we do it?

  • Responsive A&S service
  • RE Pledge
  • Strategic programmes
  • Public sector
  • Buildings in-use
  • Major events
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Accelerating development of low carbon heat

Why?

Half of all energy used for heating or cooling.

What do we want to achieve?

Support 11% renewable heat target for 2020

How will we do it?

  • Heat Network Partnership
  • Local and national heat maps
  • Technical advice and feasibility
  • Biofuels
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Summary

  • Broad range of activities
  • Linking waste, resources, energy and water into one support programme
  • Key partner in developing the circular economy
  • Strong focus on economic development
  • Team Scotland approach to tackling the actions