Zero Waste Scotland and Every Can Counts have joined up to help Scottish consumers recycle their drinks cans while they are out and about.
With the Waste (Scotland) Regulations coming into force from 1 January 2014, when Scottish businesses will be required to separate all of their waste for recycling, Every Can Counts has been working with businesses to ensure compliance.
Every Can Counts crushers have been launched at Stirling’s Thistle shopping centre, Falkirk bus station, Queen Margaret University, Dundee College and Elgin Academy as part of Zero Waste Scotland’s work to trial the on-the-go initiative.
Every Can Counts programme manager, Scotland Andrew McFarlan said: “Our new initiative marks an exciting new phase in the Every Can Counts programme, which launched 12 months ago [in Scotland]. Already we have 250 businesses using the programme to encourage staff and customers to recycle and now we have the opportunity to encourage people to recycle when they are out and about.
“We’re here to help each organisation taking part in their own sustainability drives.
“We all know that recycling drinks cans makes sense – it cuts down waste, saves energy and natural resources. By recycling more, shoppers, commuters and staff around Scotland can significantly reduce their impact on the environment and the country can take a major step towards achieving its zero waste ambitions.”