Community is key to Scotland’s circular economy. Scotland is blazing a trail in our commitment to growing a circular economy – and Zero Waste Scotland is the lead organisation tasked with making it happen, supported by a collaborative network of stakeholders across sectors and industries and, most importantly, fully backed by the Scottish Government. Inclusive communities are the best breeding grounds for inventiveness and ingenuity – and this is exactly the environment we need to create in Scotland to fuel a circular economy.
Zero Waste Scotland are founding members of The Scottish Circular Economy Business Network (SCEBN) in partnership with Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
The SCEBN is Scotland’s platform for engaged, innovative and forward-thinking business leaders to work collaboratively, sharing and building on good practice in order to lead the transition towards a circular economy for Scotland.
Overseen by an active and responsive steering group, the SCEBN provides opportunities for businesses based in Scotland to come together in a productive forum to focus on collaborative action and working together as dynamic and engaged business ambassadors for the circular economy in Scotland. The SCEBN also provides the space and opportunity to help build responsive and networked supply chains.
It allows for cross-sector focus which takes advantages of the benefits and potential synergies between businesses from different sectors. This not only encourages innovation but also can help create jobs.
Reports, developed with the assistance of local Chambers of Commerce, highlight opportunities tailored to each region’s specialisms.
If Scotland is to exploit the opportunities offered by the Circular Economy, we must change the way we do business. Collaboration is key, with change coming through transformation, rather than transaction.