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Zero Waste Perth

Recycle for Perth

The Zero Waste Perth campaign is being run by a consortium involving Beautiful Perth, EcoTechnic of Perth College and Perth & Kinross Council. The project is being made possible by £300,000 funding from the European Regional Development Fund with the support of Zero Waste Scotland. The campaign will run until March 2020 and aims to create a sustainable urban 'community of many' - where we reduce what we throw away, save money, share more, learn new skills, and make stuff last. There will be lots of opportunities for local residents, businesses, community groups, charities & schools in the City Centre and North Perth areas to get involved with reuse & repair projects, food waste prevention, recycling promotion, circular economy opportunities and resource efficiency. The main focus is on two Council Wards in Perth, Ward 12 City Centre and Ward 11 North Perth, but we will make links across the city and ultimately the lessons we learn will be shared and replicated widely.

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Scotland’s Zero Waste communities

In November 2017, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, announced Perth, Leith and central Edinburgh as the locations for Scotland’s latest Zero Waste Town projects. They join two established Zero Waste communities in Dunbar and on the Isle of Bute. They also form part of a growing network of Zero Waste communities throughout Europe and across the world, including towns in Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Slovenia and Romania. Read more on the Zero Waste Scotland website.

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