Scotland boosts circular economy focus

The Scottish environment regulator is to prioritise resource efficiency in its new business sector engagement plans.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) yesterday launched a new waste framework, which aims to drive down the amount waste produced and keep valuable materials circulating in the economy for as long as possible. It also targets waste crime and the damage associated with waste management. 

In August, the regulator launched a new regulatory strategy focused on forming agreements with industry leaders to move companies beyond regulatory compliance and to target wider issues, such as climate change and the overuse of resources.

Sepa said that it planned to use these agreements to identify ways to promote the reuse of resources. Materials used and produced by businesses would be examined to determine ...

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