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Zero Waste Scotland provides £500,000 fund to invest in public recycling bins


A fund of £500,000 to provide more facilities for people to recycle when they are out and about has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.

Businesses and organisations can apply for the funding enabling them to separately collect materials such as drinks cans, bottles and newspapers for recycling.

Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland said: “Last year, we invested over £250,000 to provide recycling units in busy public places across Scotland, such as Edinburgh’s recently refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool and Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park.

“The additional funding we’ve now made available will allow even more recycling bins to be installed, helping to make recycling while we’re out and about even easier. New waste regulations which kick in from 2014 onwards will make it a requirement for many businesses to put in recycling facilities, but we also know that people want to be able to recycle when they are away from home right now.

“The fund is open to applications from land owners, facilities managers, and local authorities, and guidance has also been published to help ensure the bins installed are well-designed and easy-to-use.”

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