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Carrier bag charge plan 'must wait'

Plans to charge shoppers for carrier bags must be postponed until businesses have time to adapt to forthcoming waste regulations, a small business body has warned.
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Plastics News - Scotland offers loans to plastics recyclers

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (Sept. 17, 8:35 a.m. ET) -- The Scottish government has established a $4.05 million loan scheme to help support plastics recyclers. The fund will be administered by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise

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WhiskyIntelligence.com » Blog Archive » Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources – Scotch Whisky News - whisky industry press releases, newsletters, events, tasting notes, bottlings and comments. | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

An innovative programme to encourage people to save money by wasting less and reusing more has been launched today by Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.

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Scotland rubbish at recycling to judge by landfill sites - Environment - Scotsman.com

MORE than half of the rubbish thrown away by schools, hospitals and shops in Scotland could be recycled, a new report has found.
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Scottish PRN reporting ‘would burden retailers’

Scottish PRN reporting ‘would burden retailers’ | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Plans to introduce Scotland-specific reporting under the packaging producer responsibility regulations have been shot down by retailers who claim the move could add ‘significant’ burdens and costs.
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Plastics & Rubber Weekly - One in the bin for Scotland’s recyclers

A £500,000 fund to provide more facilities for people to recycle when they are out and about has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.

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Bottom line is that recycling makes sense

Zero Waste Plan for Scotland was launched in 2010 and by close of 2011 the local authorities were recycling 38% of waste.
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HP Opens Technology Renewal Center in Scotland

HP Opens Technology Renewal Center in Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

HP today announced the opening of a technology renewal center in Erskine, Scotland, enabling commercial HP customers to acquire certified legacy HP products and participate in equipment reuse programs, regardless of equipment type or manufacturer.

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