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Edinburgh’s Circular Economy

There is a growing agreement in the importance of the “circular economy” and this needs sustained momentum – our tourism strategy has the ambition that Edinburgh’s tourism sector should minimise waste and optimise use of existing resources through developments in the circular economy.  

Using local supply chains and buying local are key to decarbonisation of all businesses and the economy of the city.  

So what is the ‘Circular Economy’? With the increasing pressures on finite materials, a circular economy provides an alternative to our current “take make dispose” approach. It looks to keep the flow of materials and products within the economy for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them whilst in use.  It’s where businesses, industry and consumers work together to make things last.

  • Zero Waste Scotland: Circular Economy Accelerator. This Circular Economy Business Support Service delivers tailored, expert, one-to-one consultancy to businesses looking to develop circular business models. It’s designed to help companies explore more circular ways of doing business that can result in resource efficiencies, improved profitability, higher quality products, increased customer base and alternative supply chains for your business.

And specifically, details of the ZWS Circular Economy business support services: 

  • Zero Waste Scotland: Circular Economy Investment Fund

The ZWS circular economy Investment Fund is a £18 million grant funding opportunity for SMEs and organisations who have already tested their circular model and are looking for investment to further develop this to create a more circular economy.Find out more Circular Economy Investment Fund | Zero Waste Scotland