Revamped online recycling directory

18th June 2012


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Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has updated its online tool to help organisations find recycling and reuse services in their local area.

The website allows businesses to search for either collections or recycling centres by location and by the type of waste to be recycled, whether it is catering waste, scrap metal or old books.

The relaunch coincided with new research revealing that Scotland’s retail, education, and health and social work sectors produce more than half of the country’s total mixed commercial waste.

The analysis also confirmed that more than 25% of the waste sent to landfill by these sectors could be recycled.

According to the findings, each year the Scottish motor, wholesale and retail sectors throw nearly £30 million worth of unused food into their general waste bins, and educational establishments send more than 120 tonnes of unused paper to landfill, worth around £460,000.

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