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Zero Waste Scotland appoints new Head of Resource Management

Zero Waste Scotland has announced the appointment of its new Head of Resource Management as Ray Georgeson, who will be bringing over 30 years worth of experience to the role.

Mr Georgeson began his career in community recycling in the 1980s, going on to fill senior roles in organisations such as Waste Watch and WRAP and running his own consultancy.

Ray GeorgesonIn 1999, he was awarded the MBE for services to sustainable waste management.

In the new role, which will commence in July 2021, Georgeson will be leading on several projects that will work to maximise the value of waste.

These include the new Recycling Improvement Fund, which will see Zero Waste Scotland join forces with the Scottish Government to set out a roadmap for the country’s waste strategy.

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland, said: “There is no doubt that we have reached a crucial point in Scotland’s history in addressing how we manage our waste and ultimately lead the way to ending the climate crisis.

“It is fantastic that Ray is joining our team. He has been prominent in the development of recycling, resource management and the circular economy for more than thirty years and I look forward to working with him as he brings his expertise to Zero Waste Scotland.”

Ray Georgeson said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Zero Waste Scotland at such an important time, when we really need to step up our continuing improvement of the way Scotland uses resources and fully contribute to the imperative to accelerate climate action.

“I have held the team and its leadership in high regard for many years and am looking forward immensely to having the opportunity to contribute.”