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Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, pledged to reduce vaping among non-smokers and youth and address the environmental impact of disposable vapes. The proposals include consulting on banning their sale and other appropriate measures. Research shows that nearly 20% of teenagers have experimented with vaping. Zero Waste Scotland estimated that in the last year,...

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Zero Waste Scotland’s report on scrap flows “fundamentally flawed”

Zero Waste Scotland’s report on scrap flows “fundamentally flawed”

THE Scottish Policy Group (SPG) of the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has called on Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to withdraw its report entitled How should Scotland Manage its Scrap Steel? citing serious concerns with its accuracy. The Group believes that the apparent lack of engagement with the industry, including the trade association, prior to writing and...

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Keenan Recycling invests in first-of-its-kind waste facility

Keenan Recycling invests in first-of-its-kind waste facility

KEENAN Recycling has secured £540,000 from the Zero Waste Scotland’s Circular Economy Investment Fund. The £18 million fund provides investment for SMEs based in Scotland in support of projects that will deliver growth in the circular economy, thanks to the European Regional Development Fund. Scotland’s largest organic waste recycling company will use the funding to expand...