£3.4m has been promised to three local authorities by the Scottish Government through its ‘Recycling Improvement Fund’. This money will be invested in improving recycling and reuse services. The fund has now announced a total of £23m in funding so far.
Aberdeen City, Perth and Kinross, and Renfrewshire Council will focus on using the money to reduce CO2 emissions by potentially over 8,000 tonnes annually – this would be the same as removing over 4,400 vehicles from Scottish roads.
Including the above three, 15 local authorities have received investment from the ‘Recycling Improvement Fund’. Over the next five years the fund will be worth more than £70m. Circular Economy Minister Lorna Slater has claimed that it is one of the biggest Scottish investments into recycling and reuse in a generation.