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Transition to a zero waste and circular economy in Scotland - online commercial conference

30 January 2023

Starts: 08:30
Ends: 13:00

Monday 30 January 2023   8.30 - 1.00  on Microsoft Teams

Transition to a zero waste and circular economy in Scotland - Government proposals and the Circular Economy Bill, implementation, and implications for organisations and consumers.

[There is a substantial charge for this conference]

The conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities and challenges for the forthcoming Circular Economy Bill, which is due to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament next year, following The Scottish Government’s consultation on proposals in Delivering Scotland’s circular economy: A Route Map to 2025.

Delegates will examine implications for key stakeholders - including local authorities, businesses and consumers - of ambitions to recycle 70% of remaining waste, and send no more than 5% of remaining waste to landfill by 2025.

Areas for discussion include:

policy and regulation:

  • assessing the pathway for achieving a circular economy - priorities for a just transition - options for regulatory reform to support change
  • aligning sustainable consumption practices with economic strategies and long term goals for the sector
  • options for approaches to measuring waste and outputs, and monitoring the impact of policy changes
  • long-term priorities for being able to maintain the momentum of progress on waste reduction and the move to a circular economy 


  • assessing next steps for businesses - environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and reporting
  • what will be needed for private and public sector organisations to adapt supply chains, establish new commercial and operating models, and meet waste and emissions targets
  • encouraging households in behavioural change and adapting to new consumption patterns - support that may be needed amid wider cost of living and energy challenges
  • priorities for infrastructure, including developing recycling and reuse services - tackle littering - limiting waste sent to landfill

We are very pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Lorna Slater MSP, Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Scottish Government; and Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland.  The chairs are Maurice Golden MSP, Convener, Circular Economy Cross-Party Group; and Monica Lennon MSP, Deputy Convener, Circular Economy Cross-Party Group.

More information, agenda and booking

[There is a substantial charge for this conference]



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