FDBusiness.com

Funding boost announced to increase recycling rate in Scotland

 Breaking News
  • Hilton Food Group to Move into UK Fish Processing Hilton Food Group, the UK-based specialist international meat packing business, has agreed to acquire Icelandic Group UK (Seachill), a leading chilled UK fish processor, for cash consideration of £80.8 million. The acquisition will provide Hilton with entry into the processing and supply of fish in the UK. Robert Watson OBE, chief executive of Hilton Food Group. Founded [...]...
  • UK Health Costs of Obesity Soaring Money spent last year on junk food advertising in the UK far outweighs the amount Government is able to spend on healthy eating campaigns, leading to an unbalanced environment pushing us towards unhealthy choices, according to new analysis by the Obesity Health Alliance (OHA). Junk food brands are spending 27.5 times more on advertising their products [...]...
  • The End of EU Sugar and Isoglucose Quotas Will Benefit All Stakeholders EU sugar and isoglucose production quotas ended on 30 September 2017. At its recent conference at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels, Starch Europe called on all stakeholders to embrace the benefits of this historic development. Speaking at the conference, Starch Europe president, Alain Dufait said: “As an industry, we find ourselves in a time of opportunity. [...]...
  • Scotbeef Purchases Blast Freezer From Blue Cube In a move to boost freezer capacity at its modern plant in Glasgow, leading UK fresh meat processing company, Scotbeef has purchased a BFT40 portable blast freezer from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores – part of The Turner Group – after renting the unit for several years. Scotbeef is one of the largest privately owned fresh [...]...
  • Kasih Food Revitalises Hummus Range For International Market Kasih Food Production Co, a leading food production company in Jordan, has unveiled a new range of hummus products in Tetra Pak packages. With the new Mézete brand product line, the company aims to increase its share of the hummus market, projected to reach US$1.1 billion globally by 2022, according to Market Research Future. That [...]...

Funding boost announced to increase recycling rate in Scotland

October 02
10:07 2012

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced that he is increasing the amount of funding available to help councils in Scotland in order to increase the recycling rate

Scotland has a 50% recycling target set for the end of 2013.

Speaking at the Scottish Waste and Resources Conference, Lochhead announced that an additional £1.2m of funding will be available to help increase Scotland’s recycling rate.

The funding will be available immediately and until April 2013 to help councils meet their target commitments and specifically to fund improvements to household waste recycling centres and for increasing collections of glass from households.

The funds will be administered by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government’s delivery partner.

According to the Scottish Government, this funding is in addition to £5m already made available through Zero Waste Scotland this year to support household food waste collections and will help councils move from the present average recycling rate of 41% to the 50% target next year.

Zero-waste

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “Our vision for zero waste is a long-term ambition – but getting to the point where the majority of our household waste is recycled will be a major milestone, especially considering that before devolution our recycling rate was just 5%.

“We are making funds available to councils to help them meet our ambition.  Councils have made huge progress.  Seven councils have already hit the challenging 50% recycling target by adopting a ‘can do’ approach. We encourage all councils to work with Zero Waste Scotland and take advantage of this targeted additional investment to help them make further progress.

“But this is also about a much bigger prize. It is about keeping valuable materials circulating in our economy so we can create jobs and business opportunities here in Scotland.”

Welcome

“The CIWM is delighted that the Minister has made this commitment and offered this financial support above and beyond monies already announced,” said Duncan Simpson, chairman of the CIWM Scottish Centre.

“A lot has been achieved by our sector, waste professionals and the public, to date but we all have bigger challenges ahead and the continued support of the Scottish government is greatly appreciated.

“We are further delighted by the fact that the minister has chosen Scottish Waste and Resources event to make the announcement.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • October 19, 2017PMA Fresh Summit 2017
  • October 21, 2017Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo 2017
  • October 22, 2017Serbotel
  • October 22, 2017Natexpo
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements