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  • Support for coastal communities to cut single-use plastics

    Created: 22/06/2018

    Communities will be able to bid for a share of up to £500,000 from Zero Waste Scotland to reduce single-use plastics that blight their areas.

    The new Action on Plastic Zero Waste Towns initiative, an extension of their existing Zero Waste Towns programme, will provide community groups with funding to deliver actions which would benefit their environment and local economy.

    This could include the introduction of water bottle refill facilities, switching all single-use items in the community to the same material to make recycling easier, or replacing single use takeaway containers with re-usable systems.

    Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland Chief Executive, which is delivering the initiative, said, "There's phenomenal interest right now on the back of the 'Blue Planet effect' from people all over Scotland wanting to take action on reducing waste, especially single-use plastics.

    “We're already supporting a number of trailblazer Zero Waste Towns and this new funding will help us to unlock even more great ideas led by communities to tackle our throwaway culture."

    If you think your community could get involved, from today, you can contact Zero Waste Scotland to express interest or sign up to receive more information about how to apply for funds. 

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