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Extra funding to boost Scottish recycling initiatives

Scotland – The Scottish government has set up a Euro 4.6 million (US$ 6.3 million) fund for to help businesses launch new recycling projects. The scheme was announced at the Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources Conference held in Edinburgh.

The fund will make loans available to organisations interested in developing capacity for the sorting, repair and reprocessing of waste materials including textiles, tyres, plastics, glass, food waste, WEEE and plasterboard.

The initiative is an expansion of the existing Scottish Plastics Loan Fund, established in 2012. The funds will be managed by Zero Waste Scotland in partnership with the Scottish Investment Bank.

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