Our mission is to influence and enable change – from gathering evidence and informing policy, to motivating practical behaviour change in individuals and organisations through our programmes and brands. We also make direct interventions to effect change, commonly in the form of finance, business support, technical advice, training and competence development or communications support.
The Circular Economy Accelerator can help you and your business move towards your own circular business model – generating income and reducing costs, providing one-to-one advice and support through Circular Economy Business support service and Investment Fund.
The circular economy is about making things last and there are lots of ways to do it, each with unique opportunities to cut costs and increase profits.
The Circular Economy programme is delivered by Zero Waste Scotland with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The work has been allocated £30.7m from the 2014-2020 programme for the period up to the end of December 2018. Additional funding from the Scottish Government will bring the total size of the fund to £73m.
We are one of 12 Lead Partners for the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Operational programme.
It is anticipated that this Strategic Intervention (SI) will deliver a step change in terms of scale, range and depth of existing resource efficiency work across all business and social economy sectors in Scotland directly contributing to the EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the Scottish Government’s Economic Strategy/Smart Specialisation Strategy.
The Circular Economy programme aims to increase the resource efficiency of Scottish SMEs, further develop and strengthen Scotland's circular economy, and support community-based organisations to build on existing local resources.
It is delivered through five ‘operations’ covering:
In mobilising this work Zero Waste Scotland will deliver this through:
The programme aims to deliver*:
*Figures are approximate.