Scottish businesses witness circular economy in action


A number of Scottish companies have seen the remanufacturing process in action following a visit to Progress Rail’s facility in South Queensferry.

Organised by the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) and Zero Waste Scotland, the businesses saw how Progress Rail uses 100 per cent recycled scrap metal to manufacture railway tracks and specialised components with high wear resistant properties.


The companies were shown how they too could become part of the circular economy by reusing, recycling or remanufacturing existing resources and also the support and funding available including the £3.8 million Scottish Recycling Fund.

Zero Waste Scotland head of market development Louise McGregor said: “This event was a great opportunity for businesses to see the benefits of a circular economy approach in action, and to hear about the funding and support available to deliver this approach.

“Zero Waste Scotland works across Scottish industry to reduce waste and improve sustainability, thereby stimulating a shift towards a more circular economy – one in which waste is a resource and jobs and growth are created.”