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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18714: ()

Date lodged: 11 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what metrics it uses to assess the (a) environmental and (b) economic impact of activities and projects funded through Community Resources Network Scotland.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 26 September 2018

CRNS is a membership organisation with c. 125 members. Members contribute to the achievement of outcomes for:

  • waste reduction
  • recycling
  • reuse (via reuse activities)

which have the added benefits of supporting social enterprise to create and maintain jobs as well as helping with employability.

CRNS carry out a biennial membership survey to evaluate these impacts and this is shared with ZWS.

Zero Waste Scotland funding provided to CRNS has involved specific project outputs, such as sponsorship of their annual conference and the development of a reuse consortium to bid for reuse contracts.