Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for waste and the circular economy in Scotland

July 2018

This seminar examined policy proposals aimed at meeting waste and circular economy targets set out in The Scottish Government’s recently-published Climate Change Plan.

Delegates began by discussing the wider policy context for this area in Scotland and the progress that has been made in regards to attitudes towards waste and the circular economy in recent years.

Delegates then considered the role that regulation can play in reducing waste levels in Scotland, along with the role that industry and local authorities can play in this regard. Delegates also looked at lessons that Scotland could learn from the Welsh Government’s approach to the circular economy, particularly in relation to recycling.

Further sessions examined next steps for developing Scotland’s circular economy, in the context of the £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, including the way forward for creating ‘Zero Waste Towns’, strengthening cooperation between industry, local government and the third sector and opportunities for remanufacturing.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates