Launch of the Zero Waste Scotland Corporate Plan

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Surgeons' Hall

The Deacon Suite

Nicolson Street

Edinburgh

EH8 9DW

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We are pleased you are able to join us for the launch of the Zero Waste Scotland Corporate Plan on Thursday 12 September, in Edinburgh.

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We’re delighted that Roseanna Cunningham MSP will join us as we set out how Zero Waste Scotland will lead the transition to a circular economy, and unleash its potential at a much larger scale, to help tackle the climate emergency. The circular economy can play a central part in reducing the emissions we all create as consumers, businesses and organisations. Approximately three quarters of Scotland’s global carbon footprint – a key indicator for climate change – is attributed to the production, consumption and waste of products and materials. We believe, as a society, we need to: change the way we demand resources as businesses and consumers; change the way we design and trade goods so materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible; and get maximum value from waste materials and energy.

At the heart of our work is the need to form partnerships and work in collaboration with many more organisations. The scale of the task is large, and we need help from a wide range of organisations across academia, the private sector and public sector to help deliver our ambitions. The benefits of us all working together could be huge – significantly reducing our nation’s carbon footprint.

Hosted by Dr Heather Reid OBE, this event is an excellent opportunity to hear directly from us and to meet some of our staff and Board members, helping to establish and develop partnerships to take forward mutually beneficial work.

Agenda

  • 09:00 Registration and refreshments. Tea, coffee and light breakfast on arrival (Danish pastries, hot breakfast rolls, fruit)
  • 09:25 Welcome by Dr Heather Reid OBE
  • 09:30 Address by Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
  • 09:40 Introduction by Vic Emery, Chair, Zero Waste Scotland
  • 09:50 Presentation of Corporate Plan 2019-23 by Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
  • 10:20 Questions and answers
  • 11:00 Networking and refreshments
  • 12:00 Close

We look forward to welcoming you on 12 September.

Please contact events@zerowastescotland.org.uk if you have any questions.

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Surgeons' Hall

The Deacon Suite

Nicolson Street

Edinburgh

EH8 9DW

United Kingdom

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