New data from Zero Waste Scotland aims to drive investment in line with the country’s circular economy ambitions by highlighting the scale of opportunity in the bioeconomy sector.
A new report, Biorefining Potential for Scotland, provides the most detailed insight yet into the circular economy opportunities for waste and by-products generated in Scotland.
Scotland is recognised as a world-leader on the circular economy, which aims to design out waste by keeping materials and products in high-value use for as long as possible. Maximising value from ‘bio’ resources is identified as a priority area with the greatest opportunity to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits for Scotland in the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy, Making Things Last. It is estimated an additional £500-£800million could be generated for Scotland’s economy by using food and drink by-products alone.
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