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    Scotland serious about coffee cup tax

    The Scottish Government is to introduce a deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers next year to “increase recycling rates and reduce litter”. The programme for government 2017/18, published this week, also includes a commitment to examine how to… Read More

  • Green savings take flight at Glasgow Airport

    GLASGOW AIRPORT, working with its waste management contractor Biffa, has seen its recycling rate soar to over 90 percent since making a Resource Efficiency Pledge and is now encouraging all businesses on its campus to follow its lead and boost… Read More

  • Festival 2014 goes green with help from recycling volunteers

    WHILE SCOTLAND’S athletes are going for gold, visitors to the Festival 2014 events running alongside the Commonwealth Games are going green, with help from volunteer recycling ambassadors.                       Zero Waste… Read More

  • New doggy bags pilot aims to cut restaurant food waste

    PILOT IN top Scottish restaurants aims to prevent equivalent of one in six meals ending up in the bin.                     Scottish diners are to be offered the chance to help cut… Read More

  • Businesses confident as new regulations approach

    AN INDEPENDENT survey of 500 Scottish businesses has revealed that 66% of firms are aware of the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which come into force from the 1 January 2014. Of those who were aware, 92% said they were confident… Read More

  • Ryder Cup serves fillip for Scottish economy as catering contracts are awarded

    A £3 million boost to the Scottish economy is on the menu after two companies were awarded catering contracts for The 2014 Ryder Cup.   Mecco, supported by sister company Fresh Direct in Paisley, and Compass in Scotland’s Sport, Leisure… Read More

  • Separation anxiety

    FOOD AND hospitality companies in Scotland should not be afraid of new laws requiring them to separate their food waste. Footprint reports from the Food Waste 2013 conference in Edinburgh.                    … Read More

  • Reverse vending scheme could be extended in Scotland

    SCOTLAND’S ‘REVERSE VENDING’ scheme could be extended across the country after the success of the initial trial, which began earlier this year.   The Deposit Return Scheme rewards shoppers for returning drinks containers back to the shop of purchase for… Read More

  • Can caterers hit the jackpot with reverse vending?

    MACHINES WHICH reward people for recycling are an expensive punt but a trial at Glasgow Caledonian University could show whether they pay off.                           Students drink a lot… Read More

  • Scots sign up to waste agreement

    SCOTTISH COMPANIES have come out in force to back the new Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement to cut waste.                     Recent signatories include The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh; Edinburgh International Conference Centre; compostable… Read More