Date lodged: 11 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-17795 by Roseanna Cunningham on 14 August 2018, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding the (a) lifetime identified carbon savings, (b) decreases in waste arisings and (c) total cost savings for the businesses supported.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 September 2018
Roseanna Cunningham : The key objective of the fund is to develop and expand innovative technologies, products and services and to deliver a circular economy in Scotland.
Over the lifetime of the projects supported to date, carbon savings of 432,540 tonnes have been identified.
Routine monitoring does not currently measure decreases in waste arisings or cost savings. These benefits, along with any others identified, will be recorded during full monitoring and evaluation of operational projects and will sit alongside the routine metrics.