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Our successes

Since its formation in 2013, Resource Efficient Scotland has continued to successfully deliver and we’re seeking to build on this track record.


May 2015

Resource Efficient Scotland’s Green Network for Businesses reaches milestone of 150 members.

March 2015

Zero Waste Scotland publishes a new guide to help event organisers to plan and deliver environmentally sustainable events, sharing learnings from Resource Efficient Scotland’s work with Glasgow 2014 and Ryder Cup Green Drive.

November 2014

Resource Efficient Scotland teams up with ScottishPower to help Scottish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to become more energy efficient.

October 2014

The Green Retail app, which was developed by Resource Efficient Scotland is unveiled, providing resource efficiency help and advice for retailers at the touch of a button.

October 2014

Scotmid Co-operative unveils its new ground-breaking retrofit store in Moredun in Edinburgh, which was supported with funding and advice from Resource Efficient Scotland.  The store wins the Scottish Grocers Sustainable Retailer of the Year Award.

April 2014

The Resource Efficiency Pledge is launched, with Glasgow 2014 leading the call for businesses to make a Pledge.

January 2014

Waste (Scotland) Regulations come into force requiring all businesses and organisations to separate key materials – plastic, metals, paper and cardboard, glass, and in most cases, food – for recycling.

An independent survey of Scottish businesses reveals that 83 percent of firms were aware of and working to comply with new Waste (Scotland) Regulations.  

December 2013

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announces that Resource Efficient Scotland has passed the £2 million mark in saving it has helped to identify for Scottish Businesses.

October 2013

Resource Efficient Scotland announces new loans of up to £100,000 to help SMEs in Scotland to be more efficient with the resources they use.

September 2013

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead officially opens the Resource Efficient House, a ground-breaking building project that offers affordable, sustainable housing to Scotland.

April 2013

The Scottish Government launches Resource Efficient Scotland, a new programme managed by Zero Waste Scotland to help businesses and organisations to save money and reduce energy, water and raw materials.

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