Responsible finance provider Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is inviting leaders from Scotland’s social enterprise and third sector to join a new coaching initiative designed to develop Scotland’s circular economy. Funded by Zero Waste Scotland, Circular Economy 360+ is a programme of o
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Proposals to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis by supporting Scotland’s transition to a zero waste and circular economy have been launched. The measures, designed to significantly increase reuse and recycling rates, and modernise and improve waste and recycling services, are set
Glendale welcomed local MSP Kate Forbes last week as she visited the community-led renovation of Borrodale school and schoolhouse. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Crown Estate Scotland recently awarded grants to further develop the buildings into much-needed affordable housing.
Social Investment Scotland (SIS), in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), has launched a £5 million fund to help social enterprises, charities, and community organisations make the transition to carbon net-zero. The purpose of The Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund is to support
An innovative sustainable flooring project designed to improve the lives of hard-pressed tenants has won a prestigious gold award from environmental body the Green Organisation. The Green Apple Gold Award for Environmental Best Practice (carbon reduction category) was presented to Dalkeith-based Mel
The Resource Efficient House – a joint initiative by Tigh Grian and Zero Waste Scotland to showcase the benefits of modular, zero carbon housing – has moved from its home for the last seven years at the Building Research Establishment Innovation Park in Motherwell.
A £4 million cashback grant scheme to encourage small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to improve energy efficiency and install renewable heating has been launched by the Scottish Government.
Scottish company IndiNature, which makes ‘carbon negative’ insulation, is the latest firm to receive a share of £8 million funding for circular economy businesses administered by Zero Waste Scotland. IndiNature uses 100% natural materials to create eco-friendly insulation for homes
A new net-zero plan launched by Zero Waste Scotland aims to show public, private and third sector organisations how to rebuild after coronavirus and meet their vital obligations on ending the climate emergency at the same time. Zero Waste Scotland has published its plan setting out five key steps fo
Zero Waste Scotland is inviting small to medium sized businesses to find out how digital technology can help future-proof the construction industry.
Melville Housing Association has launched an innovative flooring project to improve the lives of hard-pressed tenants, while simultaneously helping the environment. The Dalkeith-based housing association will deliver the project which uses reconditioned carpet tiles saved from landfill, will be offe
Scotland’s minister for energy, connectivity and the islands Paul Wheelhouse MSP will be visiting the inaugural Dcarbonise exhibition and conference and All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, on May 16. Mr Wheelhouse will deliver a ke
Allan Sandilands of Resource Futures (centre) with Brian Jenkins and Pauline Smith from Total Homes A new and innovative furniture reuse cooperative in Glasgow has been recognised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for bringing the benefits of reuse and repair to housing associations and social landl
A three-sector partnership delivering house clearances for housing associations in Glasgow is to receive a share of more than £700,000 to help the business transition to a circular economy. Total Homes Co-operative, which ensures that household appliances, furniture and other goods are re-used, has
A new report which highlights the importance of waste reduction and recycling in offsetting our carbon impact has concluded that the fight against climate change begins at home. Published to coincide with Recycle Week, which runs till Sunday (30 September), the Zero Waste Scotland study measures the