Zero Waste Towns Launch
• WHAT will be done
During EWWR, Scotland’s waste-free revolution will be driving forward, with three more communities launching transformative change for residents and workers. Zero Waste Scotland’s CEO, Ian Gulland and Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Roseanna Cunningham will be joining the organisations for the launch event.
Beautiful Perth, Leith-based Changeworks, and the SHRUB Swap and Re-use Hub co-operative in central Edinburgh have been selected as Scotland’s three Zero Waste Town projects, each receiving a share of nearly £900,000 in Zero Waste Scotland and European Regional Development funding to ‘make things last’ where they are based.
Each of the organisations has ambitious plans in place to develop more circular approaches to life and business in their communities, contributing to Scotland’s growing circular economy and generating new jobs locally. These include initiatives to reduce food waste, such as a pop-up food sharing shop (SHRUB, Edinburgh); establishing a Zero Waste Business Charter and working with a local housing association to showcase re-use with a show home property (Changeworks, Edinburgh); and establishing a city-wide re-use network to give retailers and residents better access to quality re-use goods (Beautiful Perth).
The three towns also form part of a growing network of Zero Waste communities throughout Europe, including towns in Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Romania. Therefore, EWWR is the perfect platform for this launch.
• WHERE it will take place
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