IEMA responds to Scotland's circular economy strategy
Since publishing Making Things Last: A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland in 2016, Scotland has shown a commitment to a circular economy via measures tackling single-use carrier bags and proposals for a drinks container deposit return scheme.IEMA submitted a response, which can be found at bit.ly/381Pikk. Overall, IEMA welcomed the proposals, but felt that the restricted focus on sustainable waste management would not enable a complete tr
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