Recycling and waste management company Biffa is proud to be amongst the first national operators to have signed up to Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Sector Commitment.
The Agreement is aimed at delivering higher resource efficiency targets through the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which come into force in January 2014.
Biffa’s services across Scotland will help support the goals of the Scottish Government, set out in Zero Waste: Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources: Blueprint for a more resource efficient and circular economy, released this month.
Biffa’s Major Account Manager Willie Sinclair, said: “Biffa has been working closely with Zero Waste Scotland over a number of months to develop a service that not only delivers on the new regulations but also adds value for our customers. This is how Biffa sees sustainability in action – environmental and economic benefits being delivered through a single service.”
Richard Lochhead – “We are embarking on the next steps to becoming a zero waste nation. [We must] galvanise people behind our zero waste vision, and work with them to make it a reality”
In August this year, Biffa announced its support for businesses across Scotland in preparing for the new waste regulations. From the New Year, the regulations will affect the majority of businesses and will revolutionise the way resources are managed in Scotland.
From next January, all Biffa’s business customers in Scotland will have systems available to recycle metals, plastics, glass, paper and card, and food waste collections where reasonable amounts are produced.
Richard Lochhead, Scottish Government’s Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, yesterday called on Scotland to “pursue action on all levels, from local to global” to ensure Scotland leads the global move towards resource efficiency, adding that the country must “lead not just in what we say, but in what we do. Rhetoric must become reality.”
He said: “Scottish Government is committed to creating a more productive and circular economy whilst reducing our dependence on raw materials. We are embarking on the next steps to becoming a zero waste nation. [We must] galvanise people behind our zero waste vision, and work with them to make it a reality.”