Presentation on theme: "Zero Waste Scotland North East Recycling Forum 27 th February 2014 Charlie Devine Head of Resource Management."— Presentation transcript:
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 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.
Our policy context 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.
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.
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
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
Businesses to present metal, plastic, glass, paper and card for separate collection from 1 January 2014. Food businesses (except in rural areas) which produce over 50 kg of food waste per week to present that food waste for separate collection from 1 January 2014. Food businesses (except in rural areas) which produce over 5 kg of food waste per week to present that food waste for separate collection from 1 January 2016. Local authorities to provide a minimum recycling service to householders. Waste contractors to provide collection and treatment services which deliver high quality recycling. A ban on any metal, plastic, glass, paper, card and food collected separately for recycling from going to incineration or landfill from 1 January 2014. All new incinerators must ensure that metals and dense plastics have been removed from residual municipal waste prior to incineration. A ban on biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill from 1 January 2021. Key actions of the Waste Regs
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
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
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
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 Accelerating development of low carbon heat
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 Summary