Date lodged: 5 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how it is promoting the development of zero waste shops.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 April 2019
The Scottish Government provides funding to Zero Waste Scotland, who distribute grants to zero waste shops and other organisations through the Zero Waste Town Development Fund and the Waste Prevention Implementation Fund. Zero Waste shops in St. Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh are one type of project that are supported through these funds in order to promote re-use, tackle the reliance on packaging, divert resources from landfill and ultimately aid waste prevention.