Scotland named one of the world’s top circular economy nations.
The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world premier circular economy award programme. It offers recognition to individuals and organisations from commerce and civic society across the globe that have made notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector and society.
The Scottish Government was announced as the recipient of the Award for Circular Economy Governments, Cities and Regions at the third annual Circulars awards ceremony, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Monday 16 January, 2017).
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said:
“I am delighted that the Scottish Government has won this prestigious award. The Circulars Award for Circular Government reflects our clear direction and priorities set out in our circular economy strategy ‘Making Things Last’, and the rich programme of investment and innovation we are pursuing in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, SEPA, Scottish Enterprise, the third sector and business across Scotland. The Award reflects a lot of hard work and I am grateful to everyone who is helping us to ‘Make Things Last’ in Scotland.”