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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05940: Maurice Golden (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether its circular economy strategy is on course to deliver 5,700 remanufacturing jobs by 2020, as outlined in its Making Things Last report.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 26 January 2017

‘Making Things Last’ sets out our ambition and priorities to move Scotland towards a more circular economy, where products and materials are kept in high value use for as long as possible. The strategy does not include job creation targets but identifies the potential economic and environmental opportunities underpinning the prioritisation of our actions, including those noted for remanufacturing. We would expect the employment benefits of these interventions to become clearer as implementation proceeds.