Zero Waste Scotland's report on Biorefining Potential for Scotland, provides the most detailed insight yet into the circular economy opportunities for waste and by-products generated in Scotland. Maximising value from ‘bio’ resources is identified as a priority area with the greatest opportunity to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits for Scotland in the Scottish Government’s circular economy strategy, Making Things Last.
In the Biorefining Potential for Scotland report, bio-resource arisings in Scotland have been mapped to understand the scale and shape of the potential market. It shows there are 27million tonnes of biomaterials produced in Scotland every year, with considerable scope of opportunity for development: thousands of tonnes of these valuable materials could be captured and put to high-value use. It also highlights opportunities for new job creation in Scotland, particularly in rural and coastal areas where many of the materials arise.
Please see here for the report.