Zero Waste Scotland has launced a £100,000 support fund that will seek ways to help businesses reduce product and packaging waste in supply chains.
Cash is available to Scottish SMEs wishing to pilot, trial or develop ideas in product, service and packaging design that will significantly impact on waste reduction.
Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “This innovation fund will support Scottish SMEs by helping them use their resources as efficiently as possible and reducing the environmental impact.
“The Scottish Government’s zero waste plan aims to reduce the amount of waste produced, ensure that more packaging and products can be recycled and contain as much recycled content as possible.
“This fund will help us build on the innovative approaches already being taken by Scottish businesses in this area.”