Waste Policy in Scotland - Zero Waste Fund

Zero Waste Fund

As part of the Scottish Government's Budget for the period 2008-11, the ring-fence around the Strategic Waste Fund was removed with resources for local authorities being transferred to the general local government settlement.

The Scottish Government retained a Zero Waste Fund amounting to just over £152 million for the period 2008-11 (£41.1 million in 2008-09, £54.4 million in 2009-10 and £56.8 million in 2010-11).

Zero Waste Fund Table

The Scottish Government spent £54 million in 2008-11 to deliver its Zero Waste objectives through the following delivery bodies and projects. For 2010-11 this is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS):

(£m - rounded)

Delivery Body/Project

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Total

WRAP Scotland/ZWS Programme 1

8.7

10.9

14.3

33.9

Envirowise/ZWS Programme 2

2.8

2.8

2.8

8.4

Waste Aware Scotland/ZWS Programme 3

2.0

1.7

1.8

5.5

Community Recycling Network for Scotland/ZWS Programme 4

0.7

0.7

0.7

2.1

Remade Scotland/ZWS Programme 5

0.6

0.6

0.6

1.8

Keep Scotland Beautiful/ZWS Programme 6

0.6

0.6

0.5

1.7

National Industrial Symbiosis Programme/ZWS Programme 7

0

0

0.2

0.2

Eco-Schools

0.2

0.2

Nil

0.4

Other

0.1

NIL

NIL

0.1

Total

15.6

17.5

20.9

54.0

* In 2010-11 that Programmes 1-7 were merged to form a single delivery programme, Zero Waste Scotland. The funding for the separate programmes was rolled into one funding stream.

** Funding of Eco Schools in 2010-11 was transferred to the Education budget.