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A Taste of the Circular Economy in Scotland at the Milan EXPO

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A Taste of the Circular Economy in Scotland at the Milan EXPO

A Taste of the Circular Economy in Scotland at the Milan EXPO
September 15
10:42 2015

The sustainability successes and emerging engagement with the circular economy made by Scotland’s booming food and drink sector were on show at the Milan EXPO last Friday, 11th September, at a special showcase which focused on a range of innovative projects within the whisky industry.

The Scottish Government’s resource-efficiency body, Zero Waste Scotland – supported by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and Scotland Food & Drink – hosted a seminar entitled The Circular Economy: Delivering Sustainability for the Food and Drink Industry.

Featuring a video of Celtic Renewables and Horizon Proteins – award-winning circular economy businesses which use by-products from the whisky industry to create new raw materials for industry – the event showcased examples of cutting edge innovation and sustainable practice in Scotland’s food and drinks sectors.

Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, commented: ‘Scotland food-and-drink industry is enjoying a record turnover of more than £14bn, and our involvement with the Milan EXPO helps ensure it will continue to grow.’

‘That is why sustainability was an important focus of Scotland’s presence at this international event, and why I’m pleased to be helping Zero Waste Scotland to highlight sustainability success stories in our food and drink sector.’

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland added: ‘We were delighted to be part of the Scotland showcase at the Milan EXPO, which helped emphasise sustainability in order to highlight the opportunities on offer form the circular economy.’

Zero Waste Scotland recently published a report which showed the circular economy presents up to an £803m opportunity for the beer-whisky and fish sector. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on how to develop a more circular economy in Scotland.

Click here to watch the video shown Milan: https://vimeo.com/138608005

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