The Zero Waste Think Tank
Plans for a Zero Waste Scotland, including new targets to increase recycling and reduce landfill, were outlined on January 24 2008.
Zero Waste means reducing the unnecessary use of raw materials; re-using products where possible and recovering value from products when they reach the end of their lives either through recycling, composting or energy recovery.
As part of this new vision for Scotland, a Zero Waste Think Tank was established and met for the first time on March 27 2008. The Zero Waste Think Tank minutes and papers and reports are now available.
The remit of the Zero Waste Think Tank is:
"to advise Scottish Ministers, in the context of the revision of the National Waste Plan, on policies that assist in moving towards a zero waste Scotland, the environmental, social and economic implications of these polices and the work that needs to be done to implement these policies"