Zero Waste Scotland has published a new landmark report today that reveals the size of Scotland’s consumption footprint for the first time.
The Scottish Material Flow Accounts provides insight into the material usage of the nation. It revealed that Scotland’s raw material consumption per capita, also known as a material footprint, was 18.4 tonnes in 2017 – 38 per cent higher than the global average.
Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has joined a coalition calling on the Government to decarbonise the waste sector, highlighting ways in which the UK could reduce its reliance on energy-from-waste and meet its net-zero target of 2050.
With over half of the UK public agreeing that sustainability is a key factor in choosing the clothes they wear, WRAP has urged UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of producing clothes by joining Textiles 2030.