Plans afoot to make Glasgow 'circular city'

Glasgow buildings

Glasgow could become Scotland's first circular city, with plans to reduce and reuse all waste and to power 15 per cent of homes with renewable energy.

It's not just about environmental sustainability – the Glasgow City Council estimates that taking a circular economy approach could be worth £1 billion. Scotland's first Circular Economy Route Map has been published outlining the plans, described as 'ambitious'.

"Our Route Map will point a way to building better homes and communities, reducing food insecurity and playing our part in dealing with the world's addiction to single use plastic," says Councillor Susan Aitken. "Increasing the number of homes powered by renewable or circular energy to 15 per cent by 2030 is an ambitious target but we will need to be ambitious in the coming years."

The built environment, food, textiles, plastics and energy are all covered in the plans, which involved Zero Waste Scotland.

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